Hundreds of wild animals seized from truck in Vietnam

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Traffic police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc Tuesday seized hundreds of wild animals they found hidden in sacks on a truck they flagged down for a routine check.

At around 5 a.m. they stopped the truck on National Highway 13 in Chon Thanh District and found 56 clouded monitors, 140 elongated tortoises, 68 rat snakes, and four pangolins.

The driver, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested for questioning.

The animals may have been heading for the frying pan as many restaurants around Vietnam have wild animals on their menu despite it being illegal.

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