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Thursday
Jun052008

Wildlife smugglers foiled in Lao PDR

73 kg of live lizards and 16 kg of live snakes were seized on the Lao PDR border from a Vietnamese passenger car. The recovered animals will be released back into the wild, reports KPL, the Lao News Agency.

Banned wildlife seized in Savannakhet
KPL, Lao News Agency
5 June 2008


KPL--Prohibited wild animals, weighing over 90 kg, have been seized at the International Border Checkpoint (Dene Savanh) between Laos and Vietnam in Savannakhet province, according to a local source.

The director of the Dene Savanh Border Checkpoint, Mr Bounleuth Southammavong, said a taskforce seized wild animals from a Vietnamese passenger car, licensed plate No 43K6708 during its attempt of smuggling in the wild animals.

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