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Kampong Cham cracks down on illicit wildlife sales

Kampong Cham provincial authority halted the sale of wild animals on National Road 6 in Batheay district, which is notorious for the illegal trade. Provincial deputy governor Keo Nearith said on Wednesday, police seized three species of wild animals and arrested a trader. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-cham-cracks-down-illicit-wildlife-sales

Police intercept vehicle with smuggled wildlife

Chab Sopharith, Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy police chief, said the operation was carried out on National Road 59, in the province’s Malai commune. A driver was arrested but later released when it was ascertained that he was not involved in the case. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-intercept-vehicle-smuggled-wildlife

Ivory smuggler insists on innocence

A businessman is appealing his conviction for smuggling more than three tonnes of ivory into Cambodia, the largest haul ever seized. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38078/ivory-smuggler--insists-on-innocence/

Wildlife meat trade rampant

To get a sense of the wildlife in the forests of northeastern Cambodia, visitors need only visit Stung Treng’s central market, where – despite repeated attempts by conservation groups to crack down – illegally poached meat is sold openly, as The Post witnessed earlier this ...

Phak Seangly and Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-meat-trade-rampant

Illegal cosmetics chemicals trashed

Government officials yesterday disposed of some 30 tonnes of chemical substances they said Chinese nationals had intended to sell illegally as cosmetics. Long Sreng, deputy chief of the Interior Ministry’s anti-economic crime department, said authorities seized the chemicals – some of which already were falsely packaged ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566459/National/illegal-cosmetics-chemicals-trashed.html

Cambodia, Among Others, Feeding China's Demand for Timber

The growing market for timber in China is leading to widespread logging around the world, including in Cambodia, according to a report released yesterday. The report from London-based NGO the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – entitled Appetite for Destruction: China’s trade in illegal timber – outlines ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Fake dollars stopped: cops

Three men arrested over a plan to smuggle millions of dollars worth of counterfeit US banknotes into Cambodia with the help of Thai criminals used the name of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s chief bodyguard to secure the deal, a provincial court heard yesterday. Pin Tipelo, 38, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359358/National-news/three-arrested-over-fake-dollars-smuggling-plan.html

Wutty Case wraps with sentencing

At the close of a case that remained shrouded in controversy until the end, Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday found former security guard Ran Boroth guilty of the unintentional killing of military police officer In Rattana, the man on whom authorities pinned the murder of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102359367/National-news/wutty-case-wraps-with-sentencing.html

Military Figure Re-Emerges as Witness in Slain Journalist's Case

The court investigating the murder of a journalist has questioned a notorious former Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) colonel, who was last heard of serving a 10-year prison sentence for attempted murder, a court official said yesterday. The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has this week questioned a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/military-figure-re-emerges-as-witness-in-slain-journalists-case-3710/

Court calls slain journo's family

Three members of the family of murdered journalist Hang Seri Oudom will appear in Ratanakkiri provincial court on Wednesday, according to their lawyer. Oudom, who exposed illegal logging in the area for the Virakchun Khmer newspaper, disappeared last month when he left his house at night ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859143/National-news/court-calls-slain-journalists-family.html

Report Shows Advanced Illegal Timber Trade

Cambodia is among the tropical countries whose forests are being cleared using increasingly advanced methods to feed a growing global trade in illegal timber worth at least $30 billion a year, according to a new report. The report, Green carbon, black trade, a joint effort by ...

More R'kiri Journalists Threatened Amid Illegal Timber Trade

Just two weeks after a journalist’s bludgeoned corpse was discovered in Ratanakkiri province, a human rights group yesterday identified two more recent cases of violence or intimidation against reporters in the northeastern province. The report from Adhoc said the pressure from local journalists has occurred alongside an increase ...

Police Say RCAF Trying to Bury Fatal Crash With Cash

Military officials are attempting to squelch a potential lawsuit from relatives of three people killed Friday when Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers smuggling wood through Siem Reap province drove a military truck, donated by the U.S. government, into the family’s motorbike, police officials said. ...

Army Truck Carrying Illegal Timber Kills Family

A family of three, including an 18-year old girl, died when the driver of a military truck carrying illegally cut wood slammed into their motorbike in Siem Reap province, officials said yesterday. The family died at the scene while the occupants of the military truck, seen ...

Record Bad Medicine Haul

Police seized more than two tonnes of dangerous counterfeit medication on Saturday and arrested a Phnom Penh pharmacy owner in a sting officials say has netted the largest-ever haul of illegal medication in Cambodia. After nine days of surveillance, the Ministry of Interior’s Economic Police unit swooped ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458877/National-news/record-high-counterfeit-medicine-haul.html

Vietnamese Arrested With Illegal Wood Off Coast

Four Vietnamese nationals were arrested off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province Tuesday for allegedly smuggling illegally cut wood from the neighboring province of Koh Kong, officials said yesterday. Sak Sovann, crime unit chief for the Interior Ministry’s maritime border police department, said the four men ...

'Threats' follow Prey Lang patrol

The Prey Lang community patrol network faced threats from illegal loggers after reporting the loggers’ names to authorities, along with the discovery of more than 120 cubic metres of illegally felled timber and seven chainsaws, a patrol representative said yesterday. Chheang Vuthy, a community representative from Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092058818/National-news/illegal-loggers-threaten-prey-lang-patrol.html

Prey Long Forest Patrol Ends With Huge Illegal Wood Haul

The Prey Long People’s Network yesterday said it found 121 cubic meters of cut wood and seven chainsaws belonging to illegal loggers after a coordinated patrol across four provinces that was prematurely aborted due to heavy rains. In a statement, the community group said it discovered ...

Journalist and forestry officer released in deal

A local journalist and a forestry officer who were arrested by military police forces in Kratie province last week for beating a man and firing a gun into the air were released on Monday as part of a compromise between the victim and his attackers. Srey ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091958792/National-news/journalist-and-forestry-officer-released-in-deal.html

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