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Vietnamese arrested with "big cat" body parts on Thai tour bus

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Vietnamese arrested with "big cat" body parts on Thai tour bus

 

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An alert Thai driver on a tour bus from Tak to Mukdahan alerted Phitsanulok police after he suspected two Vietnamese passengers were up to no good. 

 

The cops entered the bus at the Phitsanulok bus station and the blood drained from the faces of Le Binh, 40, and Ngian Wan Tung, 29, reported Daily News. 

 

The pair said they were going back to Vietnam. Nothing incriminating was found on their persons but when staff opened up the hold of the bus it was a different story. 

 

In a cloth bag belonging to both men were found dozens of body parts of  as yet unspecified "big cats".

 

There were pieces of skull, feet, penises, ribs, and a quantity of animal fat and smoked animal meat. 

 

Both Vietnamese men are now in custody and helping police with their inquiries. 

 

Source: Daily News

 
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2 hours ago, webfact said:

In a cloth bag belonging to both men were found dozens of body parts of  as yet unspecified "big cats".

 

More likely "big dogs", as they were Vietnamese.

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Two arrested for bid to smuggle body parts of whole tiger

By Mongkolchaowarat Thangmangmee 
The Nation

 

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Two Vietnamese men were arrested on a Mae Sot-Mukdahan bus in Phitsanulok on Wednesday night for smuggling the disected body parts of a complete 200-kilogram tiger, estimated to be worth Bt2 million.

 

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The suspects, identified as Ley Binh, 40, and Nguyen Wan Tung, 29, were apprehended at 10pm after a tip-off to police that suspicious persons were transporting illegal items onto a bus which stopped at Phitsanulok bus station. 

 

After a search, officers found the smoked tiger body parts in the pair's large luggage bag which was loaded in the luggage compartment under the bus. 

 

Protected Area Regional Office 11 (Phitsanulok) director Nipon Jamnongsirisak, who inspected the carcass at the precinct on Thursday, said the three-metre-long complete carcass (head to tail) was a 200-kilogram male tiger aged about 15-20 years old. 

 

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All parts of the animal had been well cut and smoked and could fetch up to Bt2 million if sold in other country, he said, adding that there was no skin or internal organs. 

 

Nipon said he had reported this case to the National Parks Department to have experts inspect the 23 body parts. The tiger carcass would be kept for investigation for about one month, after which it would be destroyed, a police source said.

 

During the interrogation at the Muang Phitsanulok precinct, the pair initially told police that they bought the carcass from a compatriot in Tak on October 4 for only Bt30,000. 

 

They were transporting the items from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen before travelling onward to Nong Khai where they would cross the border to Laos and then Vietnam. 

 

They face three charges of having the carcass of a protected wildlife animal in their possession, wildlife trading, and concealing a wildlife carcass for later distribution.

 

Besides the tiger carcass, police also seized two bags containing a total of two kilograms of Agarwood pieces from the suspects.

 

Muang Phitsanulok superintendent Pol Colonel Songpol Sangkasem said he would extend the investigation to find accomplices and check the immigration status of the suspects to see of any other charges should be filed.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356249

 
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53 minutes ago, webfact said:

The tiger carcass would be kept for investigation for about one month, after which it would be destroyed, a police source said

Just as long as it isn't destroyed by eating.

Knowing the reputation of the RTP, I wouldn't put it past them.

 

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19 hours ago, webfact said:

Two arrested for bid to smuggle body parts of whole tiger

By Mongkolchaowarat Thangmangmee 
The Nation

 

bd8aac43f04868b9390bdc66dc89bcbe.jpeg

 

Two Vietnamese men were arrested on a Mae Sot-Mukdahan bus in Phitsanulok on Wednesday night for smuggling the disected body parts of a complete 200-kilogram tiger, estimated to be worth Bt2 million.

 

2361292f28d5d908aae6f134dec7bbd1.jpeg

 

The suspects, identified as Ley Binh, 40, and Nguyen Wan Tung, 29, were apprehended at 10pm after a tip-off to police that suspicious persons were transporting illegal items onto a bus which stopped at Phitsanulok bus station. 

 

After a search, officers found the smoked tiger body parts in the pair's large luggage bag which was loaded in the luggage compartment under the bus. 

 

Protected Area Regional Office 11 (Phitsanulok) director Nipon Jamnongsirisak, who inspected the carcass at the precinct on Thursday, said the three-metre-long complete carcass (head to tail) was a 200-kilogram male tiger aged about 15-20 years old. 

 

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All parts of the animal had been well cut and smoked and could fetch up to Bt2 million if sold in other country, he said, adding that there was no skin or internal organs. 

 

Nipon said he had reported this case to the National Parks Department to have experts inspect the 23 body parts. The tiger carcass would be kept for investigation for about one month, after which it would be destroyed, a police source said.

 

During the interrogation at the Muang Phitsanulok precinct, the pair initially told police that they bought the carcass from a compatriot in Tak on October 4 for only Bt30,000. 

 

They were transporting the items from Mae Sot to Khon Kaen before travelling onward to Nong Khai where they would cross the border to Laos and then Vietnam. 

 

They face three charges of having the carcass of a protected wildlife animal in their possession, wildlife trading, and concealing a wildlife carcass for later distribution.

 

Besides the tiger carcass, police also seized two bags containing a total of two kilograms of Agarwood pieces from the suspects.

 

Muang Phitsanulok superintendent Pol Colonel Songpol Sangkasem said he would extend the investigation to find accomplices and check the immigration status of the suspects to see of any other charges should be filed.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30356249

 
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typical all for the quality chinede tourist market ! stop the slap on the hand send a qualuty message you kill protected wild life 25 years in bankwan bai cook 

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But is it protected wildlife or just raised & bred in captivity?

Thailand now breeds hundreds a year

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