Over two-tonnes of illegal pork seized

Authorities seize pork illegally imported from Thailand to Banteay Meanchey province.


Khouth Sophak Chakrya, The Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

14 July 2021


More than two tonnes of pork and pork-offal were seized in O’Chrov village of Poipet town and commune in Banteay Meanchey province.


The pork products were imported from Thailand without a permit, according to local police officers involved in the operation.


Poipet commune chief of police Im Sophearak told The Post that on July 12 a joint police taskforce raided a location there and confiscated a total of 2,113kg of pork and pork-offal that had been illegally imported from Thailand for distribution in the town’s market and to other markets in thethe oidr province.


“Those who imported these pork products did not have a business licence from relevant institutions,” he said.


According to Sopheara, the pork products included 28kg of pig heads, 564kg of legs, 288kg of intestines, 450kg of stomach, 115kg of heart, and 136kg of tongue along with meat and offal mixed with head meat weighing 532kg...