Smuggled Vietnamese Pigs Seized

Tbong Khmum: Authorities and police in Tbong Khmum detained 4 motorbikes, a truck and a car, 39 pigs and four people after pigs from Vietnam illegally entered Cambodian territory. The animals were handed over to veterinarians of the Provincial Department of Agriculture .

An operation between various departments on the morning of March 30, 2019, near the Trapeang Phlong International Gateway, cracked down on the import of pigs from Vietnam.

Pork imports from the country have been severely restricted recently after a massive outbreak of African swine fever, which, although relatively harmless to humans, has a high mortality rate among pigs and threatens the livelihood of local farmers.

The price of pork has risen after the ban, as more pork is brought in from Thailand.

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