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On January 3, 2017, Chong Mek Wildlife Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani province (Thai-Lao border), operated together with 2601st Ranger Division, Suranaree Task Force (Second Army of the Royal Thai Army), and Chong Mek Customs in arresting Mr. Sukrit Kittisarakul on the charges of section 19 and section 23 of the Wild Animal Reservation And Protection Act, BE 2535 (1992) for illegally possessing and transporting an endangered species into Thailand. He is also charged of violating section 27 of the Customs Act, BE 2469 (1926) for illegally importing prohibited goods into the country. The case was sent to Chong Mek Investigation Officers at Chong Mek Police Station for further legal actions while the seized wildlife was sent to Chulaphorn Wildlife Captive Breeding Center in Sisaket Province for care and safekeeping.

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