Wildlife Trader Busted in Kampong Spue

Kampong Speu: On December 1, 2018, Phnom Sruoch district police force collaborated with the Royal Gendarmerie and Ou Chorng commune administration, led a search at a property along Route 4.

Forces raided property belonging to a 33 year old man, known as Sophors in Ou Sruoch. They found:

Two live turtles, weighing 17 kilograms
Jungle cats (unsure of species) weighing 26.80 kilograms
A 10.5 kilo python
1 live mountain turtle weighing 0.80 kg
3 tortoises weighing 1,20 kg
7 kg of fresh wild pig meat .
Nails, small paws, and bone jewelry

The live animals were handed over to the Forestry Administration Officers, who will release them back into the wild.

The suspects will be sent to the provincial court.


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