Anti-economic crime police stopped a truck smuggling chicken legs and wings in the capital on Saturday and issued fines against those transporting the tainted, untaxed meat.
More than 1.5 tonnes of chicken meat was seized from the truck and destroyed after police and Camcontrol officials inspected the truck’s inventory in Chbar Ampov commune.
Authorities found bad quality chicken meat, including legs and wings, which had not been taxed for entry into the country and had not been stored properly, spiking fears that the meat could be contaminated.
Two people, the driver and his assistant, were detained for questioning before being issued fines and released.
Lieutenant Colonel Mao Teut, deputy police chief of Chbar Ampov district, confirmed that anti-economic crime police conducted the operation.
Chan Vanthoeun, director of the anti-economic crime department, could not be reached for comment.
Full story in Monday’s paper