Six arrested for wildlife trafficking and macaques rescue in Phetchaburi

Phetchaburi authorities arrested six members of a wildlife trafficking gang and rescued over ten macaques near a hill in the Muang district. The arrests took place right now morning following a tip-off, leading the police to the foothill of Khao Luang in tambon Thongchai, the place they discovered the group capturing long-tailed macaques.
Upon monitoring Wacky , officers observed 4 males and two ladies using tranquiliser darts to capture the monkeys. The authorities apprehended all suspects and rescued greater than ten macaques. They also seized a Ford Ranger pickup truck, a Toyota Prius, a Toyota Wish, 80 tranquiliser darts, a bag of animal feeds, and other objects from the group.
The arrested people embody Pakorn Suparb (32 years old), Thawatchai Ngorseng (20), Thanaphol Sribordindecha (47), Noppawan Kaewsri (29), Arwut Kohsraket (31), and Phatthathidarat Kribngern (35). During questioning, Savings confessed to travelling from Sa Kaeo province to capture macaques for a buyer who would pay them between 1,000 and a pair of,000 baht for each animal. The suspects claimed that they did not know the buyer and that this was their first time participating in such activities..

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