Large armed gang robs botanical garden in Roi Et

Roi Et District

Road on Mueang Roi Et District. Photo: Fruity08.

A large gang of armed men forced their way into a botanical garden in Roi Et province on Sunday night and stole seven blocks of precious payung wood that had earlier been seized from timber poachers.

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Wisan Kudthalaeng, the forestry specialist in charge, told police that about 7.45pm an estimated 30 armed men whose faces were covered broke into Dong Ma-i Botanical Garden in Nong Phok district.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Apinya Wipatayotin

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