On Feb 13, the Ben Tre Provincial Police Portal said that the Environmental Police Department (Ben Tre Provincial Police) in collaboration with the Provincial Forest Protection Department had inspected the license car plate 65A-21833. Thereby, temporarily seized the vehicle and 30 individuals of civets for further verification and continue clarification.
Before that, around 6:30 pm on February 11, 2023, the Environmental Police Department chaired and coordinated with the Provincial Forest Protection Department to inspect a 4-seater car with control plate 65A-21833 owned by Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan (44 years old, living in An Thoi commune, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City).
The functional force counted the number of animals found in the car. Photo: Ben Tre Provincial Police
Through inspection, the functional forces were discovered inside the vehicle carrying 30 civets (Paradoxurus Hermaphroditus) with a total weight of over 60kg. Mr. Tuan admitted that he was the owner but could not present the documents related to the transport of the animals mentioned above.
The functional agency has made a record of impounding the car and 30 individuals of civets for further verification and clarification.