Bus Busted for Wildlife Trafficking in Kampong Thom

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Bus Busted for Wildlife Trafficking in Kampong Thom

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:40 pm

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Cambodia Breaking News (Kampong Thom): On September 22, 2019, the police raided a bus from BPA transport company which was trafficking wildlife, in Slak Kranh, Stong district, Kampong Thom. The bus driver, 27-year-old Ngon Vunra, was arrested and taken into custody.
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The police confiscated 20 tortoises weighing 179 kg, 82 snakes weighing 45 kg, and 4 monitor lizards . The suspect and the evidence were taken to the Storng Forestry Administration.
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Re: Bus Busted for Wildlife Trafficking in Kampong Thom

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:59 am

Court releases wildlife smuggling accomplice
23 September 2019 | 23:34 ICT
The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Monday released a man who helped illegally transport more than 200kg of wildlife and ordered him to pay a 30 million riel ($7,500) fine.

Provincial court prosecutor Ith Sothea said the man, Ngon Vunra, 27, was merely an assistant to the driver of the bus which was used to commit the crime.

He called on BPA Transport Co Ltd – the owner of the bus – and the driver to hand themselves in and pay their fines according to the Law on Forestry.

Police and Forestry Administration officials on Sunday arrested Vunra in Kampong Thom province’s western Stoung district for transporting more than 200kg of wild animals – including turtles, snakes and Asian water monitors.

“The wildlife has already been released in a safe location,” said Sothea.
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