15 Jan '12, 4am

Busts show dog-smuggling trade booming - AsiaOne: AsiaOneBusts show dog-smuggling trade boomingAsiaOneBy Thaweep...

Busts show dog-smuggling trade booming - AsiaOne: AsiaOneBusts show dog-smuggling trade boomingAsiaOneBy Thaweep...

By Thaweep Srisuchat The Nation/Asia News Network Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 Despite Thai authorities' recent crackdown on dog smugglers, local traders continue to supply dogs for dinner tables in Vietnam and China, with two more busts reported since Friday. On Friday night, police arrested a Thai man driving a six-wheel truck with some 500 dogs that was due to meet up with a boat moored on the Mekong River in Nakhon Panom's Ban Phaeng district. Following a report that smugglers were transporting dogs through their jurisdiction, Nakhon Phanom police set up a checkpoint and intercepted the truck, which was carrying the dogs in 60 cages. The truck driver, Salut Khotkok, 42, said he was hired to drive the truck from Sakhon Nakhon's Tha Rae area to the Ban Phaeng border pier. Another 500 or so dogs in 58 cages were discovered yesterday at 5am in a wooded area of Tambon Ban Euang in ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1S...

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