Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia's biggest illegal wildlife trading networks.
Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the border with Laos.
He faces up to four years in jail for smuggling protected animal parts like rhino horns and elephant ivory.
Animal trafficking is a lucrative black market trade. Police said the suspect was "ringleader" of a "major smuggling syndicate" operating over a decade.
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20 January 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC

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