Tak Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development reveals. Last night I passed through the Tak Animal Quarantine Station together with the 431st Military Battalion. Detective Inspector Ratchamanu and Mae Sot Customs intercepted a pickup truck smuggling 14 cattle believed to be imported from neighboring countries. Passing the border of Mae Sot District, Tak Province, the perpetrators escaped while being detained. The officers then seized all the cattle and the pickup truck and sent them to the police to expand the legal proceedings.
Dr. Somchuan Veterinarian Rattanamangkhalanon Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development said last night Officers at the Tak Animal Quarantine Station together with soldiers from Company No. 431, Special Taskforce, Ratchamanu and Mae Sot Customs organized a patrol operation and inspected the area of Ban Wang Takhian Tai, Village No. 7, Tha Sai Luat Subdistrict, Mae Sot District, Tak Province, in the Tha Kham Thammachat area (coordinates 47QMU 433517) During patrol, a suspicious pickup truck was detected carrying cattle passing by.
A team of officials showed up to inspect and found 14 cattle without identification marks. (Ear number tag) so the driver of the said car was detained. But during that time, the perpetrator took advantage of the opportunity to escape. Mae Sot Animal Quarantine Station officers and Mae Sot Customs officers confiscated all the cattle and the pickup truck and sent them to the police for legal action.
Inspecting, seizing and prosecuting those who smuggle and collect animal carcasses and animal parts that are imported without permission is in accordance with the policy of Captain Thammanat Phromphao, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Mr. Chaiya Phromma, Deputy Minister. Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives driving the policy of declaring war on illegal agricultural products. Especially livestock products that are seriously aimed at suppressing To prevent the spread of animal epidemics protect farmers and consumer protection
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Source: Thai News Agency