Two tiger carcasses seized in Kanchanaburi National Park, hunters have fled
Employees of Thong Pha Phum National Park in Kanchanaburi discovered two tiger carcasses while on patrol after encountering a group of hunters. The hunters were about to eat the tigers’ grilled meat. The suspects managed to flee into the forest.
The director of Protected Area Regional Office 3 (Ban Pong) said park officials went on patrol after receiving a report that a group of people was illegally hunting.
Just three to four kilometers from the border saw his smoke rising and took a quick look at the site, a dog noticed their presence and barked which gave the poachers a chance to flee into the woods.
The team found tiger meat on a grill while the skins of two tigers were drying. The unit also discovered four weapons and 29 other items at the campground.
Just as park officials were inspecting the seized items, a man named Pom called asking for a Winchester shotgun to be returned. Pom claimed the rifle belonged to a defense volunteer named Boonthin. The conversation is being investigated.
The employees took tigers’ carcasses, weapons, and other items to the Pilok Police Station so officers could investigate and hopefully arrest the suspects.