Appeal Court upholds jail term for Thai construction tycoon in black leopard hunting case

Premchai Karnasuta, the president of Italian-Thai Development Plc.

Thailand’s Appeal Court has upheld the six-month prison sentence for Thai construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta for illegal possession of guns in relation to the “black leopard” hunting.

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Premchai, the president of Italian-Thai Development Plc, appeared in court on Tuesday to hear the verdict on rifles and ammunition possession case.


The court ruled to uphold the lower court’s decision. Premchai was later granted release on unconditional bail, with 500,000 baht cash placed as surety.

Park rangers found carcasses of wildlife such as black leopard and pheasant.