Picture courtesy of Thai PBS World

Authorities in Chachoengsao province apprehended a 26 12 months previous suspect for harbouring protected wildlife, together with otters, in his possession.

Through the raid in Plaeng Yao district, regulation enforcement officers seized not solely the carcasses of three soft-shelled turtles but additionally these of two pangolins from the suspect’s residence. The id of the person, nonetheless, stays undisclosed.

The suspect is about to face costs underneath the Wildlife Conservation and Safety Act 1992, which strictly prohibits the trade and possession of endangered species. The arrest unfolded following a tip-off about commercials circulating on social media platforms, providing protected animals for sale.

Undercover officers, posing as patrons, efficiently negotiated a deal for two otter cubs, priced at 9,000 baht, and organized to satisfy the vendor at his property to finalise the transaction.

A stern warning has been issued to the general public, highlighting the extreme penalties awaiting these caught with protected species. Offenders threat imprisonment for a most of 5 years and/or a hefty tremendous of as much as 500,000 baht upon conviction, reported Thai PBS World.

Moreover, people concerned in the illicit trade of protected species with out correct licensing may face even harsher penalties, together with imprisonment for as much as 10 years and/or a staggering tremendous of as much as 100,000 baht.

In associated information, a Japanese pet store proprietor has been apprehended by native authorities in Tokyo for his alleged involvement in smuggling birds and mangosteen fruits into Japan from Thailand.

The Metropolitan Police Division disclosed that the store proprietor, Masayuki Sekiguchi, stands accused of violating each the infectious ailments management regulation and the plant quarantine regulation. His arrest final Wednesday, February 14, left many bewildered by the accusations levelled in opposition to the seemingly innocent pet fanatic.

In different information, CISF personnel thwarted a smuggling try at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport, Karnataka, India, as a passenger who landed from Bangkok on an AirAsia flight tried to hide a reside cobra inside a bottle.

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