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Russian man stopped at airport with protected sea shells

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Russian man stopped at airport with protected sea shells

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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KRABI:-- National park officials in Krabi last Thursday decided to educate locals and tourists in that province on animal preservation after they caught a Bangkok-bound Russian tourist with a giant clam and a conch at the airport.

The chief of the Krabi office of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Wittaya Khunsan, said it was useless to arrest the man as many tourists are simply not aware of these things.

“Our team, as well as Noppharat Thara - Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park officials, asked the tourist to hand over the remains of the sea creatures. He refused, claiming that he had purchased it on Koh Chang, Trat Province, before coming to Krabi, and that it had been cleared at the last airport,” said Mr Wittaya. 

 

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“We explained to him with the help of a translator that it was 'wrong' to take protected animals out of the park, after which he gave us what he had and disappeared,” he added.

 

So no punishment at all??? :1zgarz5:

Fantastic, that will keep people from doing this in the future :crazy:

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It's a F@@@ing shell for christ sake. Unless something was living in it, wind your necks in. 

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4 minutes ago, thequietman said:

It's a F@@@ing shell for christ sake. Unless something was living in it, wind your necks in. 

There would have been a Clam living in it, before it was taken for its shell,

Giant clams are a protected species, under CITES,

regards worgeordie

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12 hours ago, worgeordie said:

There would have been a Clam living in it, before it was taken for its shell,

Giant clams are a protected species, under CITES,

regards worgeordie

The clam moved house looking for a better neighbourhood but the Russian was in the wrong so he ought to be given the death sentence,that'll teach him.:smile:

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

....a Bangkok-bound Russian tourist with a giant clam....

 

Why single out this one? :passifier:

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He more than likely walked through customs holding the shell to his ear hearing messages from above. 

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9 hours ago, elgordo38 said:

He more than likely walked through customs holding the shell to his ear hearing messages from above. 

Maybe listening for the latest TAT announcements and statistics....

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