Wildlife Crime

Police Arrest Illegal Bird Trader on Social Media.

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On February 22, 2017, Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division 1 Police Officials (Royal Thai Police) arrested 1 suspect and seized 7 live Red-whiskered bulbul, 2 Red-whiskered bulbul carcasses, and several equipment. The suspect is amidst the legal charges of illegally possessing and trading of a protected species without proper authorization (selling on Facebook social network). The arrest was made at the bus stop in front of Samitivej Hospital, Somdet Phra Chao Tak Sin Rd, Samre Sub-district, Thon Buri district, Bangkok, Thailand.