Bus to Surat Thani at Bangkok Southern bus terminal.

Bus to Surat Thani at Bangkok Southern bus terminal. Photo: Ilya Plekhanov.

Bus driver arrested with protected marine species

A provincial bus driver was arrested in Thai Muang district of Phang-nga province after 964 rare fish and other protected marine species were found in a bus he was driving from Takua Pa to Phuket.

Acting of a tipoff, Thai Muang district police and officials of the marine resources conservation centre intercepted the bus as it was heading for Phuket from Takua Pa. A subsequent search found fish and marine lives of 16 species in plastic bags.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Thai PBS Reporters

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