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Endangered animals seized from illegal animal trader

Update: October, 28/2017 - 09:25
Endangered animals were found inside the house of Lê Quang Hạnh in Bình Phước Province on Thursday. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY – The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Department for Environmental Crime Prevention and Control (C49B) and local police on Thursday seized more than 150 endangered animals being kept illegally at a house in the southern province of Bình Phước.

The police found 28 king cobras, 23 pangolins, 110 long-tailed macaques and several water monitors, turtles and small Indian civets inside the house of Lê Quang Hạnh in Lộc Ninh District. 

The animals, many of which are included on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, were found bound in sacks, ready to be transported.

Hạnh did not have official certificates of origin for the animals.

Hạnh buys the animals from the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and sells them to people in the northern provinces, according to authorities. – VNS





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