Officers seize monitor lizards, monkeys from farm suspected of exporting to restaurants

A farm proprietor was arrested for allegedly elevating and exporting water monitor lizards and macaque monkeys within the northern province of Phichit. Officers say they think the farm was exporting the animals to Cambodia, after which to Vietnam and China to be sold to eating places, based on the commander of the National Resources and Environmental Crime Division.
When officials arrived at the farm, some folks reportedly tried to stall officials and released a few of the animals from their cages. But when officers were capable of search the property, they found some monitor lizards with their legs tied up and in luggage in addition to a blowpipe and tranquiliser darts. Altogether, Exclusive seized 61 macaques and monitored lizards, which are each protected animals beneath Thai law. The animals were brought to a wildlife breeding centre in Uthai Thani.
Officers raided the farm after seizing monkeys that were being transported to the Cambodian border..

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