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Over 4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in Tak province

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Over 4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in Tak province

 

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Customs officials and army troops seized more than 4,500 baby endangered turtles and some tropical fish from a passenger van on the Mae Sot-Tak highway in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak on Tuesday.

 

The seized turtles include 586 Indian star tortoises, an endangered species listed in Category 1 by CITES, 75 common snapping turtles on the CITES’s Category 3 list and about 3,800 Japanese turtles.

 

The driver of the van, identified as Mr. Sanchai Tongkhkaburana, was taken into custody for questioning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/over-4500-endangered-baby-turtles-seized-from-passenger-van-in-tak-province/

 

 

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Find those responsible for this dirty crime!

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The driver will get the punishment but the "money man" behind the enterprise will go free.

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14 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

The driver will get the punishment but the "money man" behind the enterprise will go free.

a 500 baht fine and all back to normal until next time

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Probably headed to China for soup du jour.

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