Authorities raided a warehouse in Chbar Ampov 2 commune yesterday, seizing a haul of potentially dangerous animal medicine, animal feed and soy sauce just days after a similar raid at the same location.
Despite the fruitful raids, no arrests have yet been made.
Deputy prosecutor of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Srey Mak Ny led yesterday’s raid, which included officials from the agriculture, industry and fisheries ministries, along with police.
Long Sreng, deputy director of the Interior Ministry’s anti-economic crime department, said 25 types of animal medicine and feed, equivalent to 1,257 kilograms, were seized, along with soy sauce that lacked proof of origin records.
“The owner of the warehouse has escaped, and we are taking legal action,” he said. “The warehouse owner is Khmer-Vietnamese.”
Mr Sreng added that the Agriculture Ministry is testing the animal products and the Institute of Standards of Cambodia is testing the soy sauce to determine if any harmful chemicals are in them.
Mr Sreng noted that the same warehouse was raided on June 30, when authorities confiscated 254 boxes of counterfeit soap and 229 cases of soy sauce, along with 1,250 kilograms of illegal animal medicine and feed.