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Forestry Administration director Keo Omaliss in a photo posted to his Facebook page on May 21, 2022.

US Indictment Details Cambodian Officials’ Alleged Acts in Monkey-Smuggling

Emails and bank transfer details collected by U.S. investigators allege the Forestry Administration director used ministry staff to capture thousands of wild monkeys for illegal export — and that they waited until after the 2018 election to avoid scrutiny — while also requesting a large donation to the ruling CPP.