SC sentences Premchai to 2 years 6 months in prison without parole for poaching, hunting
The Supreme Court sentenced Italian-Thai Development CEO Premchai Kanasutra to two years and six months in prison without parole for poaching and hunting in Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in February 2018, the Thong Pha Phum Provincial Court reported on Wednesday.
The court also ordered Premchai to pay a compensation of THB2 million.
Premchai’s penalty has been reduced slightly from the previous verdict of two years and 14 months imprisonment.
Two of Premchai’s accomplices, Yong Dodkrua and Thanee Thummat, were given two years and nine months in jail and two years and 13 months in jail, both without parole, respectively.
Many were closely watching the verdict as it would affect equality in Thai society.