‘Trafficker’ ferreted out, but ultimately released

‘Trafficker’ ferreted out, but ultimately released

A woman was released by Kampong Thom Provincial Court after throwing herself at its mercy after being detained for wildlife trafficking.

Military police arrested her on Friday evening on charges of trafficking three ferrets. Under questioning, the woman claimed she bought the animals to make money for her poverty-stricken family.

She added that she would sooner die than lose the creatures and fail to support her children.

After she explained her plight, authorities decided the ferrets would be bought for $100, and ordered both the woman and her furry friends to be released.

KOH SANTEPHEAP

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia’s image problem

    In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword. He told a European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS) briefing seminar that the media has unfairly presented

  • PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

    Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had carried the country through danger in its latest mandate. He was specifically referring to the threat of a “colour revolution”

  • Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

    A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free. Some 10 commissioners are in the Kingdom as part of a seven-day

  • A new carrier takes off in capital

    Cambodia Airways, the latest passenger airline to enter the Kingdom, launched its first domestic flight on Tuesday. Flight KR801, carrying 145 passengers, left the Phnom Penh International Airport at 9:50am and landed in Siem Reap at 10:35am in an Airbus A319. Cambodia Airways marketing and branding