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    Unauthorized off-road group found with weapons, animal carcass in Sai Yok National Pa

    KANCHANABURI, 8th October 2018 (NNT) Sai Yok National Park authorities have reported the capture of an unauthorized off-road travel group led by a district chief found with rifles and an animal carcass.

    The authorities were led by head of park security and the Phaya Sua Task Force Panachakorn Pothibundit, and were acting on a tip that six off-road vehicles had entered Sai Yok National Park without authorization. An inspection of the vehicles found rifles equipped with silencers, two pistols, ammunition for the weapons and an Arctictis carcass.

    The group was comprised of 10 men, two women and three children, with one adult purporting to be the chief of Dan Makam Tia district. All have denied any transgression but their details were filed. The contraband discovered in their vehicle has been sent for testing by police.

    Kanchanaburi Governor Jirakriat Phumsawad said today he has received a general brief on the incident and that if it is proven a state official was involved in such crimes a committee would have to be formed to consider punitive measures including expulsion from the civil service.

    Sai Yok Police Director Pol Col Thanee Sanguanchin assured members of the public that even if the case involves a district chief police it will proceed as usual, noting that the evidence gathered appears straight forward. He added that one of the group has already asked to take full responsibility for any transgressions discovered, but said no aid will be given and all involved will face justice.

    The Arctictis found with the group is listed as an endangered species protected by CITES.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    if it is proven a state official was involved in such crimes a committee would have to be formed to consider punitive measures including expulsion from the civil service.
    Committees for everything. Why isn't there a blanket rule or set of rules that proscribe the consequences? I'm sure there is, but the committee is required to balance the importance of the transgressor vs the proscribed punishment, I guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Sai Yok Police Director Pol Col Thanee Sanguanchin assured members of the public that even if the case involves a district chief police it will proceed as usual, noting that the evidence gathered appears straight forward.
    Yep. It's only a bear cat and the poacher is only a district official. Mushrooms, and peasants, case closed and 15 years. An endangered black leopard shot by a rich guy drinking a soup made from it's tail, though, the evidence is not so straight forward.

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    But it explains why they are suddenly called an "unauthorised off-road group" rather than a bunch of fucking poachers.

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    Death penalty applies to all associated scum.

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    athourities say they doubt wether they have enough evidence to press charges.
    apart from the rifles,bullets,choppers and knive's,plus 4 bears paws chopped off its legs,along with the leader of the gang a senior local offical led the hunt.
    anybody that has been to blackpool and seen the box where you put a penny in,and what do you get?a laughing BOBBY.

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    Officials to conduct DNA test on Asian bearcat paws seized from suspects

    BANGKOK, 9th October 2018 (NNT) - Officials will conduct a DNA test on the Asian bearcat paws seized in a recent arrest at Sai Yok National Park. The test is expected to take up to three weeks.

    Director-General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) Thanya Netithammakun said his department will hand over evidence from the arrest to its forensic unit. It includes four Asian bearcat paws, a knife, and a cutting board, among other items.

    On Saturday, officials arrested a convoy traveling through Sai Yok National Park. They were found with firearms and the Asian bearcat paws, a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act.

    Head of the DNP Wildlife Forensic Science Unit Kanita Ouitavon said it would take 2-3 weeks to cross check the DNA with its wildlife database to verify whether the paws were from animals poached in the area. The forensics team has conducted DNA tests in other illegal poaching cases in the past, involving panthers, elephants, and African elephant ivory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Officials to conduct DNA test on Asian bearcat paws seized from suspects


    BANGKOK, 9th October 2018 (NNT) - Officials will conduct a DNA test on the Asian bearcat paws seized in a recent arrest at Sai Yok National Park. The test is expected to take up to three weeks.

    Director-General of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) Thanya Netithammakun said his department will hand over evidence from the arrest to its forensic unit. It includes four Asian bearcat paws, a knife, and a cutting board, among other items.

    On Saturday, officials arrested a convoy traveling through Sai Yok National Park. They were found with firearms and the Asian bearcat paws, a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act.

    Head of the DNP Wildlife Forensic Science Unit Kanita Ouitavon said it would take 2-3 weeks to cross check the DNA with its wildlife database to verify whether the paws were from animals poached in the area. The forensics team has conducted DNA tests in other illegal poaching cases in the past, involving panthers, elephants, and African elephant ivory.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Officials to conduct DNA test on Asian bearcat paws seized from suspects
    Look it's a national park and hunting asian bearcats is illegal. WTF do they need a DNA test for, to make sure the fucking bear was paying child support?

    C u n t s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Look it's a national park and hunting asian bearcats is illegal. WTF do they need a DNA test for, to make sure the fucking bear was paying child support?

    C u n t s.

    the DNAtest is to TRY and find out if the 4 paws came from the same bear,if not the sentence is per.paw

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    Damn them.....I have a very soft spot for Binturongs....and they like me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    WTF do they need a DNA test for
    Yeah, ridiculous, but apparently it's to (dis)prove the bear was from the national park.


    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Sai Yok Police Director Pol Col Thanee Sanguanchin assured members of the public that even if the case involves a district chief police it will proceed as usual, noting that the evidence gath alreered appears straight forward.
    But money and words from higher up have come forth, so the delaying tactics and muddying of the waters begins. Despite a confession on day one:
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    one of the group has already asked to take full responsibility for any transgressions discovered

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