Two poachers Arrested: Two poachers were arrested on Wednesday morning for hunting wild boar in a wildlife sanctuary in Ubon Ratchathani’s Buntharik district.
Officials of the Buntharik-Yodmon Wildlife Santuary swooped after spotting three men carrying wild boar meat out of the forest southwest of Ban Nong Paen village in Tambon Huay Kham.
One of the poachers managed to flee back into the forest.
The two arrested were identified as Chakkaphan Wongkhampha, 25, and Thongpool Boonkwang, 31.
The officials seized 42 kilograms of a wild boar meat, a homemade gun and three motorcycles.
The two suspects said they came to poach wild boars during the night with a plan to sell the meat to restaurants at a price of Bt200 to Bt300 per kilo.
Police have seized the motorcycle of the poacher who fled and expect him to turn up at the station soon.