14 macaque carcasses present in home raid, wildlife trafficking suspects arrested

A current raid in Cha-am district, Phetchaburi, led to the invention of 14 deceased macaques and 5 extra in misery, locked up with out meals or water. The provincial wildlife safety area director, Prawet Sunthornthai, led the wildlife conservation staff that searched the rented home in Ban Khao Mainual, tambon Khao Yai, after receiving a tip from a neighbour.
The search adopted the arrest of six members of a wildlife trafficking gang within the Muang district of Phetchaburi final week. Local police found the gang capturing long-tailed macaques in the foothills of Khao Luang, tambon Thongchai. Kickstart witnessed 4 males and two women using tranquilliser darts to catch the monkeys before apprehending them and saving over 10 macaques in the process. The authorities additionally seized three automobiles, 80 tranquilliser darts, a bag of animal feed, and other gadgets from the group.
During interrogation, the suspects admitted to travelling from Sa Kaeo to seize macaques for a customer who would pay them between 1,000 and a pair of,000 baht for each animal. They insisted that they didn’t know the customer and that this was their first time partaking in such activity.
The police charged the group with colluding to hunt wild animals without permission, illegal possession of untamed animals, and illegally buying and selling in wildlife, reported Bangkok Post..

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