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Three arrested in Phetchaburi for illegally possessing elephant meat, ivory

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Thai elephant. Photo: Love Krittaya.


Three people have been arrested for purchasing elephant meat and ivory from poachers who allegedly hunted the pachyderms in Phetchaburi province’s Kaeng Krachan national park.

Police arrested Manoon Ruengworraset, his son Withoon, and Panya Samranphis for possessing carcasses of protected animals without permission, after a raid at their homes turned up several organs of elephants, including penises, and ivory.

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By The Nation