Battambang: Battambang Provincial Department of Environment officials were searching for nine business owners after a crackdown on experts in the area. Phnom Samkou Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kampong Speu commune, Samlot district, confiscating guns, coconuts, axes and traps for some wildlife while the owners Yes Fled.

Ket Boran, director of the Battambang Provincial Department of Environment, said the 9 kilns were small, which police patrolled and encountered. In the jungle of Phnom Samkok Wildlife Sanctuary and authorities seized two coconut shell guns for shooting ax 2 trees and some traps.

The suspect, who owns the illegal incinerator, had fled while authorities arrived at the site, he said. They were migrants, burning charcoal, hunting, hunting, and logging. They knew in advance that there were patrol officers on patrol before they escaped.

“They move if they clear one forest and they go to another area, so he is mobile. He was not the only one, because he had no means of transporting wood and hauling charcoal; he used a simple ax. . Their practice, if not curtailed, is to destroy both forests and wildlife. ”

Boran added that the competent authorities had been searching for the owner of the land, who had opened these illegal businesses to take legal action. In addition, environmental officials have scheduled regular patrols, scheduled twice a week, but the operation is still ongoing. The shortage of funds for transportation and dining.

A deputy chief of the San Marcos Wildlife Sanctuary, who asked not to be named, said yesterday he had patrolled seven people. Traveling by motorcycle and entering the center of the forest, there were 9 coal-fired ovens, but none were found. No man, with the suspect, fled.

“When we arrived at the site, we demolished, relocated the offender's residence and we found the offending material. Some are kept at the Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. I do not know how many of them were there because I was there.

On January 27, 2020, the Ministry of Environment of the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary announced Patrol in the Ou Touk fish sanctuary in the Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary saw a 9-kiln incinerator. Reportedly, the fire brigade officers completely destroyed all of the kilns and the competent authorities were investigating. Find the offender for a second offense in a protected area.

“Authorities confiscated some items such as two rifles, two axes and 10 wildlife traps,” the Ministry of Environment said. . "The exhibit was taken by the rangers to be kept at Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary."