Photograph: Pha Lina / Phnom Penh Post Mixed forces on March 2 opened a package containing more than 280 kilograms of lion bones seized from two suspects. At the Phnom Penh International Airport last December, the suspect, who owns the bone package, is undergoing an ongoing investigation. According to the Wildlife Alliance.
The Wildlife Alliance confirmed on Monday that a package of suspected bone bones had been opened following the packages. This was seized at the Phnom Penh International Airport last year with the arrest of two Vietnamese who claimed to be the bones. .
The same organization said the bones were imported to Cambodia after being shipped from South Africa. Two Vietnamese nationals who have claimed ownership of the shipment are currently being detained and being investigated By Customs of Cambodia.
“Cambodia is a country that is known for its illegal wildlife trade Products that are exported to Vietnam and China.
"The bones of these lions are suspected to be shipped to Vietnam as a favorite place," he said Use traditional medicine. Wildlife Alliance is welcome to work with Customs on key issues of Africa-Asia wildlife trade ».
However, the Post could not be reached by the prosecutor, Kuch Kimlong, a prosecutor with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Yesterday. Officials including spokesman of the anti-products committee, Liu Sophanarith and customs officials and Wildlife Alliance could not be reached for comment. This is not the case. National Police spokesman Chhay Kim Khorn said he had not received the information.
Last year, the Environment Ministry warned sellers of souvenirs to sell smuggled bone or ivory from overseas. The ministry said they would face similar laws for money laundering and terrorism financing. The warning came after 32 souvenir shops in Siem Reap and Sihanoukville were found to sell souvenirs. From gold and ivory crows.
In February, the UK-based anti-trafficking organization TRAFFIC released a global report on wildlife trade. Cambodia confiscated more than 17,000 kilograms of ivory from 2009 to 2018, which includes elephants, the organization said. 3.2 tonnes from Mozambique seized in 2018.
In connection with the wildlife trade, WWF Asia Pacific released a statement yesterday in support of the decision of the Permanent Parliamentary Committee. The Chinese people, China's top legislature, prohibits the eating of wild meat and the illegal trade in wildlife.
The organization calls on all countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia to model China for health and life care. Of its citizens. The organization claims that the outbreaks and outbreaks of the Kovirus 19 as well as the SARS virus (MERS) and other outbreaks Recent history shows the dangers to human health caused by eating wild meat and wildlife trafficking.
"These countries must stop all wildlife trafficking from flowing in," said A. Christy Williams, WWF's Asia-Pacific regional director. In their own land. As we have seen in the case of the ivory trade ban in China, trafficking is still crossing the aisle. "The border of China, where there is no strict enforcement, has created a new wildlife trading area."
The WWF calls on all concerned ministries to be responsible for wildlife protection and public health and health Collaborate in the areas of specialization and use of the resources available to enhance the monitoring and monitoring of markets where wildlife products are widely available To s The public asked them to stop trading and eating wild meat and other wildlife products.