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Suspect admits to give another man a gun to kill Sai Yok bearcat

By Suriya Patathayo 
The Nation

 

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Somkiat is Watcharachai

 

A Kanchanaburi Dan Makham Tia District defence volunteer apparently admitted to lending out a firearm that was used to kill an endangered bearcat at the weekend.

 

Anusorn Reun-ngam, 42, was among deputy district chief Watcharachai Sameerak's six off-road vehicle group accused of hunting the binturong in Sai Yok National Park over the weekend.

 

The volunteer reportedly admitted borrowing a former soldier's firearm for a Karen man to shoot the animal, police said on Wednesday. Deputy National Police commissioner Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, who questioned the suspect, said Anusorn admitted to letting the Karen caretaker of Wat Muang Tao Dam monastery hunt and shoot the bearcat.

 

The general said Anusorn was insisting the binturong's four legs, that park officials found on him during his arrest on Sunday, were bought from a villager. Srivara said he had instructed investigators to also check CCTV cameras around the park.

 

At the Wat Muang Tao Dam, police said they found the binturong's bones, meat and cooking utensils at the monastery's bungalow for visitors. There were spent cartridges near where the group was arrested, Srivara said.

 

The general said two suspects, Sriwichit Ditchaem and Thassadanai Khokrachok, hid their pistols in their vehicle and told a 10-year-old boy, who visited them at the police station later, to hide them at home.

 

The boy was charged with weapons possession and the two pistols were seized as evidence, Srivara added. Park head Panatchakorn Phothibandhit told the police to look for Ratchaburi resident Somkiat Plengnaren, who was caught on camera on Sunday with the group.

 

Somkiat is Watcharachai's uncle and would face charges with the other 11 suspects, who have all been released on bail, Panatchakorn said. Police say they are still looking three unnamed suspects.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30356185

 
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11 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

At the Wat Muang Tao Dam, police said they found the binturong's bones, meat and cooking utensils at the monastery's bungalow for visitors.

Last time I eat there.

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17 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

defence volunteer apparently admitted to lending out a firearm that was used to kill an endangered bearcat at the weekend.

any bullets left?

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Karen man killed bearcat: suspect

By SURIYA PATATHAYO 
THE NATION

 

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Deputy National Police commissioner General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul yesterday shares with reporters the progress in the investigation of a case of bearcat hunting at a park in Kanchanaburi.

 

Accused says four legs of animal found with him had been bought from villager.

 

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A DISTRICT defence volunteer has reportedly admitted to providing the firearm that was used to kill an endangered binturong at the weekend in Kanchanburi province. 

 

Anusorn Reun-ngam, 42, was among Dan Makham Tia district deputy chief Watcharachai Samee-rak’s six off-road vehicle group accused of hunting the binturong (also called a “bearcat”) in Sai Yok National Park over the weekend. 

 

The volunteer reportedly admitted borrowing a former soldier’s firearm and giving it to a Karen man to shoot the animal, police said yesterday. Deputy National Police commissioner General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, who questioned the suspect, said Anusorn admitted to letting the Karen caretaker of Wat Muang Tao Dam monastery hunt and shoot the animal. The general said Anusorn continued to insist that the bearcat’s four legs, which park officials found on him during his arrest on Sunday, were bought for Bt100 each from a villager. 

 

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At Wat Muang Tao Dam, police said they found the binturong’s bones, meat and cooking utensils at the monastery’s bungalow for visitors. There were also spent cartridges near where the group was arrested, Srivara said.

 

The carcass and other evidence handed over to police by park officials, were yesterday forwarded to the National Parks Department’s wildlife forensic lab, where a source said it would take at least a month to analyse.

 

Srivara said two suspects, Sriwichit Ditchaem and Thassadanai Khokrachok, hid their pistols in their vehicle and told a 10-year-old boy, who later visited them at the police station, to hide them at home. The boy was charged with weapons possession and the two pistols were seized as evidence, he added. 

 

Police say they are still seeking three other unnamed suspects.

 

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Meanwhile, 53-year-old Ratchaburi resident Somkiat Plengnaren, who park head Panatchakorn Phothibandhit had asked police to find after he was caught on camera with the group on Sunday before fleeing, surrendered to police at Ratchaburi yesterday. 

 

Panatchakorn said that Somkiat, who is Watcharachai’s uncle, should be charged along with the other 11 suspects, who were all bailed on Tuesday. 

 

Somkiat claimed that he had not fled but left in full view of many officials, since they had neither arrested him nor asked for his version of what happened. He denied any poaching-related offences and insisted he had just joined the group in a merit-making trip to the monastery.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30356208

 
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There doing an excellent job of hunting down scapegoats. I am sure eventually the government officials initially implicated will be found to have been running a sting operation to catch poachers. 

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It's just a matter of actual offender and intelligent perpetrator are both punishable for the same offense or don't they have or know this in Thailand?

 

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So the Karen man is the scapegoat,that figures,lowest

man on the totem pole,wonder if the Black Panther killer

can come up with a Karen too.

regards Worgeordie

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<deleted> it is called a bear cat!

Why would you shoot something, that is called a bear cat?

It could only be more harmless, if it was called a puppy baby!

Sick, moronic (insert word, that rhymes with DUCKS!)

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