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On January 23, 2017, police officials from Sub-Division 6 and Inspection Units of Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) succeeded in arresting a suspect whose residence is located in Khlong Ya Sub-district, Ao Luek District, Krabi Province. The arrest succeeded at Hat Yai District, Songkhla Province in seizing 7 falcons. The crime is a violation of Article number 19 and Article number 20 of the Wild Animal Reservation and Protection Act. B.E. 2535 (1992). The case was then sent to Investigation Officials at Hat Yai Police Station for further legal actions.

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On January 22, 2017, Nong Khai Wildlife Checkpoint got together with Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD, Royal Thai Police) and local authorities in Rattanawapi District to make a seizure. The seizure turned up the carcasses of 3 lesser mouse-deer and 3 Asian palm civet but the suspect was not found at the Ban Peng Chan Temporarily Permitted Area Border Trade Market, Rattanawapi District, Nong Khai Province (Thai-Lao Border). The case was sent to Investigation Police at Rattanawapi Police Station for further legal actions.

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Between January 22 – 24, 2017, Chong Chom Wildlife Checkpoint (Thai-Cambodia border) joined hands to work with Ivory Inspection Officers (Protected Area Administration Office 9, Ubon Ratchathani) in inspecting the activities of 20 ivory shops and dealers in the vicinity of Tha Tum District and Muang District, Surin Province for official ivory dealing licenses. The license holders were found to be operating legally under the government regulations, no suspicious activities were found.

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On January 24, 2017, Sadao Wildlife Checkpoint collaborated with local authorities: Wildlife Conservation Division (Protected Areas Administration Office 6), Provincial Administration Office, and Livestock Development officials in collecting elephant blood samples for DNA inspections. The operation was done in accordance to Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order’s (Number 60/2016 dated September 28, 2016). The collection was successfully done on 2 elephants in Khaopra Subdistrict, Rattaphum District, Songkla Province

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