The Interior Ministry’s department of Anti-Economic Crime Police and Agriculture Ministry officials on Friday seized more than 20 tonnes of cow fodder being illegally smuggled into the country from Thailand.
Brigadier General Long Sreng, deputy chief of the department, said his forces and officials from the Animal Health and Production Department from the ministry seized the cow fodder from a truck along National Road 5 in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district at about 5am.
“There was about 24 tonnes of cow fodder that they imported without permission,” Mr Sreng said, noting that the seized animal feed was now being kept at the Animal Health and Production Department for examination.
“We did not arrest anyone,” he added. “We have just asked the owner of the company to appear for questioning and to pay a fine for importing the food without the proper permission.”
Suon Sothoeurn, director of the Animal Health and Production Department, could not be reached for comment yesterday.