Various wild animal horns confiscated after a raid

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Some of the seized horns from the raid. Supplied

Officials from the forestry administration raided a home in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district on Tuesday, confiscating the remains and horns of various endangered animals and making one arrest.

District police officer Khum Vannak said his officials cooperated with the forestry administration to carry out the raid.

“We raided a house and also arrested a seller during the raid in Sen Monorom commune, where we found different kinds of horns from various animals,” said Mr Vannak. “We also found pangolin scales to be trafficked at the market.”

Mr Vannak added that there were some live animals also confiscated, including two lorises that will be released into the forest.

During the operation, police also arrested Kuy Leanghour, 35, for animal trafficking, he said.

In December, more than 100 kilograms of bush meat was confiscated at the Stung Treng provincial market, while in October, two separate raids netted more than 130 kilograms of bush meat.

Also in December, military police raided a restaurant in Stung Treng province, seizing about 70 kilograms of bush meat and arresting the owner, who was released after signing a contract agreeing not to sell bush meat in the future.

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