The Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals saluted the superintendent of the Sattahip Police Station for catching vendors allegedly torturing animals.
Chaicharn Laohasiripanya, secretary for the TSPCA, and actress Chutima “Candy” Avery presented a thank-you letter from the agency to Pol. Col. Methawith Pradithpol following the April 2 arrest of Cambodians Na Bangwang, 38, and Rin Koon, 34, who were accused of torturing turtles and selling them to sympathetic buyers.
Members of the TSPCA present a letter of appreciation to Pol. Col. Methawith Pradithpol.
Chaicharn said he was appreciative of the quick work the police did to find the women after photos of big turtles flipped over on their shells in the sun surfaced on social media.
The freshwater marine animal vendors were charged with illegal entry into the kingdom and deported.
Wildlife Preservation and Protection officers seized from the pair 20 wrens, an Asian box turtle and 19 other turtles.