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Wildlife trader on Facebook caught red-handed

Thai authorities seize clouded leopard carcasses, golden cat and leopard cat skins and other animal parts after a man offered wildlife for sale on Facebook. On 25 March 2019, The Department of National Park (Phaya Seua task force) in cooperation with police and military in Ratchaburi acted upon a tip off and investigated after a Facebook post with photographs of wildlife carcasses and skins for sale, found after obtaining a search-warrant then they found carcasses of protected animals which included 23 clouded leopards pieces of skin, 13 golden cat and 9 leopard cat skins, and 2 muntjac horns. The goods were found at Mr.Adul Martlueng’s (อดุลย์ มาตรเหลือง) house at 388/19 Moo 1 Tha KhoeiSuan, Phueng District, Ratchaburi. Mr.Adul Martlueng has been arrested and is being held awaiting trial at Suan Phung Police Station. We congratulate the Department of National parks with their swift action after receiving the tip-off! Another wildlife trader behind bars, Great work! Original story here: https://www.facebook.com/prhotnews02/posts/1743855139093298

 

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