Cambodian Monk Arrested at Indian Airport for Wildlife Traffic

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Cambodian Monk Arrested at Indian Airport for Wildlife Traffic

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:58 am

Cambodian monk arrested at airport for possessing teeth of wild boar
By The Hindu - December 30, 2019

Security personnel at the baggage screening area of Kempegowda International Airport detained a 44-year-old Cambodian monk after finding three teeth of wild boar in his bag on Wednesday.

The accused, Chan Sopheap, was scheduled to board a domestic flight to Varanasi around 1 p.m.

The CISF personnel, while scanning his baggage, found the teeth. Upon checking, they found that the teeth belonged to a wild boar.

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Re: Cambodian Monk Arrested at Indian Airport for Wildlife Traffic

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:51 am

December 31, 2019
Detained monk to receive legal assistance in India
The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday said the Cambodian embassy in India will provide legal assistance to a monk arrested at an airport after he failed to reveal the source of wild boar fangs in his luggage.

According to news website The Hindu, Venerable Chan Sopheap, 44, was detained Wednesday at the Kempegowda International Airport in India’s Karnataka state.

It said Ven Sopheap was scheduled to board a domestic flight to Varanasi city when security personnel scanned his baggage and found the fangs.

It added Van Sopheap was arrested based on a complaint by Surendra Yadav, security in-charge. Airport police detained Ven Sopheap under sections of the Wildlife Protection Act and are investigating to determine the source of the fangs.

Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong yesterday said the embassy is currently seeking a lawyer to assist Ven Sopheap in India.
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Re: Cambodian Monk Arrested at Indian Airport for Wildlife Traffic

Post by bittermelon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:33 am

Seems a bit over the top for a few pig tusks??
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