Massive Cattle Smuggling Operation Foiled at Thai-Myanmar Border, 128 Cows Seized


At 1:00 AM, on March 25th, 2024, Tha Song Yang police and relevant agencies intercepted illegal cow smuggling of 128 units at the Thai-Myanmar border, in Tha Song Yang, Tak.

Tha Song Yang police, rangers, and relevant agencies patrolled the Thai-Myanmar border at night. However, eight suspicious pickup trucks were detected carrying 48 cattle. The officers intercepted the caravan and captured eight suspects.

Another report was from police patrol units that a group of unidentified individuals attempted to smuggle cattle of 48 units to the Thai border. However, the suspects were able to flee the police pursuit and crossed the Moei River while leaving the cattle behind.

Shortly after the second report, the officers intercepted another cattle smuggling group of 32 units. As a result, more than 128 cows were seized and 9 suspects were captured, according to the police.

Upon the police investigation, the massive cattle smuggling operation had coordination between two agents in Thailand and Myanmar. The suspects had comprehensive plans on transportation routes, and smuggling means to avoid police arrest.

According to the police report, the suspects reportedly confessed to the police that they got paid 4,000 Baht for each smuggling trip to transport the cows to central Thailand. The suspects did not reveal the exact location the cows were being taken to.

Initially, the police took all the suspects to Tha Song Yang police station for further legal processing and pledged to hold involved individuals accountable for their crimes.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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