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Friday
Feb062009

Pangolins seized in Thailand

Police in Chaiyaphum rescued 66 pangolins from a truck bound for Lao, and arrested 2 men, reports The Nation

Police rescue 66 pangolins in Chaiyaphum
The Nation
6 February 2009


Chaiyaphum - Police intercepted an attempt to smuggle 66 pangolins to Laos late Thursday night.

Police stopped a pick-up truck at a road checkpoint on the bypass Chaiyaphum - Si Khiew Road at about 30 minutes after midnight.

The pangolins were found in the truck.

Weerayuth Chaiyuth, 34 and Sakol Kham-ai, 26, were arrested.

The two said they bought the pangolins from a Thai man at a petrol station in Nonthaburi for Bt5,000 each. The unidentified man smuggled the animals form the South.

The two said they were transporting the pangolins to a Laotian man in Nongkhai and they would be paid Bt20,000 for each pangolin.

The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/30095160/Police-rescue-66-pangolins-in-Chaiyaphum

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