HA NOI - Police in the Bu Dop District of southern Binh Phuoc Province yesterday prosecuted Ho Van Huyen, 50, a resident of the area, for illegal wildlife trading.
According to authorities, eight Pygathrix nigripes (a type of rare and endangered monkey listed in group 1B of Viet Nam's red book) including a live one weighing nearly 38 kilos, were found in Huyen's house.
He admitted to buying the Pygathrix nigripes from two anonymous ethnic minority people at VND2,8 million (US$130).
The case is still under investigation. - VNS