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5 Thais 1 Vietnamese arrested for wildlife smuggling

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Bus and vehicles running from Vientiane to Nong Khai

Bus and vehicles running from Vientiane to Nong Khai on the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge. Photo: shankar s. / flickr.


NONG KHAI, 22 May 2018 (NNT) – Nong Khai wildlife officials have arrested Thai and Vietnamese citizens for trying to smuggle wild animals into Laos.

Officials from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Wildlife Checkpoint of Nong Khai, and the Prevention and Suppression Support Office 2 found 14 African turtles, 10 dogs, 6 rabbits, 75 green and 4 grey iguanas inside a van.

Full story: NNT

Reporter: Nuppol Suvansombut,
Rewriter: Thammarat Thadaphrom
National News Bureau of Thailand


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