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Men arrested from two cottages on international wetland

By The Nation

 

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A group of men was arrested and guns and ammunition seized from two cottages located in the sea on an international wetland.

 

The move was a joint operation between Surat Thani police and Marine Department officers.

 

The Marine Department reported that the cottages, worth over Bt3 million, were raided as they trespassed Bandon Bay, which is an international wetland.

 

Local fishermen said they were often threatened by men who lived in the cottages not to catch clams near the buildings.

 

Prasert Chanjukorn, Lilet subdistrict chief, said a 100-rai area was used to raise clams, where no fisherman was allowed to enter.

 

The men were taken to the police station for questioning.

 

However, the incident was reportedly at odds with the instructions of Surat Thani Governor Witchawut Jinto, who had told the Marine Department’s provincial chief to explain to local fishermen not to catch clams in the area.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388831

 

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16 minutes ago, webfact said:

However, the incident was reportedly at odds with the instructions of Surat Thani Governor Witchawut Jinto, who had told the Marine Department’s provincial chief to explain to local fishermen not to catch clams in the area.

It's hard to keep up.

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2 minutes ago, colinneil said:

How pathetic.... International wetlands, so Thai police and Marine officials were themselves breaking international law.

 

Would they do that? 🤔

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28 minutes ago, colinneil said:

How pathetic.... International wetlands, so Thai police and Marine officials were themselves breaking international law.

 

It's the Thai WAI!

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

international wetland

In Changwat Surat Thani? Wiki doesn't mention 'international'.

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5 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

International "wetlands", not international waters... There are no "international waters" off the coast of Suratthani.

It's possibly a translation issue reference to the protected mangrove areas there ?

 

More than likely this dude was involved in the profitable clam breeding/harvesting, in the marine equivalent of "forest land"

Good on you to point to the most obvious. The previous posters really didn't get it. I knew immediately that the international wetlands was wrong, especially when you consider GOT and Bandon Bay.  I hope the Governor will be under investigation soon. It's very fishy his 'instructions', at least on face value.

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6 hours ago, cornishcarlos said:

reference to the protected mangrove areas there ?

 

 

More than likely this dude was involved in the profitable clam breeding/harvesting, in the marine equivalent of "forest land"

And somebody big was getting a backhander...

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16 hours ago, torturedsole said:

It's hard to keep up.

Maybe the Governor was into clam selling wholesale?

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How do you manage to erect these buildings in protected wet lands without them being noticed.

Did they just rise from the depths, as opposed to Atlantis  :wacko:

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