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    Phuket - Chalong - Man caught with protected fish

    Tuesday, November 28, 2006
    Man caught with protected fish

    CHALONG: Rawai sea gypsy Taweelert Harntalay, 39, was caught with a boat load of protected fish while fishing off Koh Bon on Saturday.

    He was arrested by Phuket Marine Police working with officers from the Phuket Marine Biological Center.

    Pol Col Chalit Kaewyarat, Superintendent of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette, “In his boat were many protected fish, including lobsters, clown fish, butterfly fish, moray eels and parrot fish, all packaged in about 20 bags.

    “Taweelert admitted to the charges and said that he did not know the identity of his employer. He said he was fishing with four other people, but they escaped by jumping overboard,” Col Chalit explained.

    Taweelert was paid about 700 baht per haul, and he had been on many such fishing trips before, Chalit said.

    “After each catch they usually anchored off Rawai Beach. Their employer would send someone to collect the fish and they would bepaid later.

    “He said that he made more money catching protected fish, and that it took less time to land a haul than fishing legally,” Col Chalit said.

    “We have charged him with illegal possession of protected fish, and we have sent the case to Phuket Provincial Court,” he added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    “Taweelert admitted to the charges and said that he did not know the identity of his employer. He said he was fishing with four other people, but they escaped by jumping overboard,” Col Chalit explained. Taweelert was paid about 700 baht per haul, and he had been on many such fishing trips before, Chalit said. “After each catch they usually anchored off Rawai Beach. Their employer would send someone to collect the fish and they would bepaid later. “He said that he made more money catching protected fish, and that it took less time to land a haul than fishing legally,”
    Why do they confess to everything in such detail?...is it to rub the cops noses in the fact that they have done many times and haven't been caught...

    or do they have the shit beaten out of them until they 'confess'?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Why do they confess to everything in such detail?...is it to rub the cops noses in the fact that they have done many times and haven't been caught...

    or do they have the shit beaten out of them until they 'confess'?...
    I have often wondered this myself. And then there's teh cops braggin about catchin the low-level laborer, no thoughts of keepig it quiet and turning him back as a rat to find the "Boss."

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    “Taweelert admitted to the charges and said that he did not know the identity of his employer. He said he was fishing with four other people, but they escaped by jumping overboard,” Col Chalit explained.
    If the dude ws so willing to rat on himself what would he do for a walk? Or could the cops just keep it quiet and use the intel gained to find the real culprit? Stupid? Or well paid?
    When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty -- T. Jefferson


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