A Miami jury has reached a verdict of not guilty in the case of a senior Cambodian forestry official who allegedly participated in the smuggling of wild-caught monkeys into the US research supply chain [LINK]. A press release from the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Biodiversity [LINK] stated that the allegations were baseless and continued that “[…] we denounce the actions of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which has overstepped its authority and failed to adhere to international best practices in enforcing cross-border laws.
The US Attorney in charge of the case apparently spent five years, collected five million documents, and used a significant amount of taxpayer money in what many in the US research community believe has caused irreparable harm to the American Research and Development efforts.


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