NRECD Police worked with local officials in Southern Thailand to seize 66 pangolins.

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On January 17, 2017, police officers from Sub-Division 5 of National Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) of Royal Thai Police worked together with officers from Kanchanadit Police Station (Surat Thani Provincial Police), and forest officials in legal seizure of a car concealing 66 pangolins in plastic bags and containers. The car was found abandoned with the protected animals inside. The incident occurred on the road in Kanchanadit District area. The case was reported to investigation officers at Kanchanadit Police Station and is awaiting further legal action.