Stung Treng: Four porcupines were killed, and three juveniles were caught by police trying to sell them.
They boys, the oldest just 16, were detained at 9:45 am on 20 January 2020.
The Colonel said that the four porcupines carcasses were placed in and were being carried on a motorbike when spotted by police.
They said during questioning that they were taking the animals to sell to a dealer named Hoeun, a buyer in Stung Treng town. Parents of the three children were called, and after agreeing to a contract to stay away from wildlife, were allowed to return home.
The four animals, weighing nearly 30 kilograms, were transferred to the provincial forestry administration to be burned. KPT