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 five extra in misery, locked up without meals or water. The provincial wildlife safety space director, Prawet Sunthornthai, led the wildlife conservation team that searched the rented house in Ban Khao Mainual, tambon Khao Yai, after receiving a tip from a neighbour.
The search followed the arrest of six members of a wildlife trafficking gang in the Muang district of Phetchaburi last week. Local police found the gang capturing long-tailed macaques within the foothills of Khao Luang, tambon Thongchai. Complete witnessed four men and two girls using tranquilliser darts to catch the monkeys earlier than apprehending them and saving over 10 macaques in the process. The authorities additionally seized three autos, eighty tranquilliser darts, a bag of animal feed, and other objects from the group.
During interrogation, the suspects admitted to travelling from Sa Kaeo to capture macaques for a buyer who would pay them between 1,000 and a pair of,000 baht for each animal. They insisted that they didn’t know the buyer and that this was their first time engaging in such exercise.
The police charged the group with colluding to hunt wild animals without permission, unlawful possession of untamed animals, and illegally buying and selling in wildlife, reported Bangkok Post..

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