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Campsite in wildlife sanctuary scoured for evidence

Feb 07. 2018
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By The Nation

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Police were on Wednesday seeking evidence of alleged poaching at a campsite in Kanchanaburi’s Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in the case involving Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development Plc.

Forest rangers accompanied investigating officers to the site in the sanctuary, where hunting and camping are banned.

Pol Colonel Sommai Chotikanavin said he’d prepared DNA testing kits and had a metal detector to look for spent rifle shells.

A forensics team was to examine a vehicle found at the campsite.

Premchai and three others suspects were arrested early Monday and charged with hunting in an off-limits area. They were released on bail of Bt150,000 each.

Thanya Netithammakul, director general of the National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Department, was also scheduled to visit the site with police.

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