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Sting operation nets suspected online wildlife trader

Aug 18. 2017
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By The Nation

The wildlife suppression special taskforce, Yiaw Dong, of the National Parks Department on Friday raided a house of a social media user, Man Ban Pong, for allegedly trading in wildlife online following a sting operation.

The taskforce, along with officers from Wildlife Conservation Bureau and the Protected Area Regional Office 3, Ban Pong, investigated the trade online before luring the man to sell some protected species of birds to the officers at a market in Ban Pong in Ratchaburi province. 

His house was raided after his arrest.

The officers found some 10 protected species of birds at the house, including the golden-crested myna, the red-whiskered bulbul.

He was charged with violating the wildlife conservation act for possessing and trading in protected species.

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