Traffic Violation Turns Up Trunk Full of Reptiles

SIEM REAP: A car was found carrying 18 live turtles and 4 monitor lizards in a random police traffic stop check.

The discovery was made on the morning of March 30, 2019 is in Teuk Thlos village, Sangkat Teuk Thlos, Siem Reap.

Siem Reap provincial traffic police were carrying out a routine traffic check point at the top of the road, when they spotted a driver not wearing a seat belt. When the car was pulled over and checked, officers found the wild animals in the car.

The traffic police, in cooperation with the Siem Reap provincial economic crime police, then impounded the Camry “2D-6618”.

Strangely, the driver somehow manged to escape. The animals were handed over to the Forestry Administration of Siem Reap.

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