Nine men held for illegal hunting – Bangkok Post
Six Karen hilltribe people and three Thais are arrested for illegal hunting in a national park in Ratchaburi on Sunday. (Photo by Saichon Srinuanchan)
RATCHABURI – Wildlife officials and soldiers arrested nine alleged wildlife poachers in a national park of this central province on Sunday.
The six Karen hilltribe people and three Thais were arrested with firearms and some animal carcasses in a forested area of the Chaloem Phra Kiat Thai Prachan National Park in Pak Tho district after security officers had received tip-offs from villagers.
Park chief Adul Thamthai said the dead animals were a civet, two squirrels and a giant Asian river frog. Seized from them were four rifles, two shotguns, a 9mm pistol, six knives and many rounds of assorted ammunition along with a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a Nonthaburi licence plate and two off-road motorcycles.
Pak Tho police initially charged the gang with illegal hunting in a national park and are questioning them.