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Premchai shows up to answer poaching charges

KANCHANABURI: Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta turned up at Thong Pha Phum Police Station in Kanchanaburi province about midday today (Mar 2) to answer multiple charges relating to illegal camping and hunting protected wildlife in the province’s world heritage forest early last month.

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Friday 2 March 2018, 03:49PM


Premchai Karnasuta (centre) at Thong Pha Phum Police Station in Kanchanaburi province today (Mar 2), with deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul (left). Photo: Screengrab from Spring News TV
Premchai Karnasuta (centre) at Thong Pha Phum Police Station in Kanchanaburi province today (Mar 2), with deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul (left). Photo: Screengrab from Spring News TV

Premchai, 63-year-old president of Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD), and his three camping companions were questioned separately at the station. Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul was also present and had a brief talk with Premchai.

Gen Srivara said all four suspects showed up together and were answering interrogators’ questions. Afterwards, they could go home, he said. If interrogators had more questions, they would summons the suspects again.

The deputy national police chief also said he informed Premchai he would be prosecuted for firearms violations and possession of African elephant tusks found at his Bangkok residence. Gen Srivara said he advised Premchai to present any evidence he had related to the firearms and tusks.

Gen Srivara said 70-80% of the answers by the suspects were in accord with accusations made by wildlife sanctuary officials. Investigators were waiting for forensic evidence from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

He denied criticism that police were delaying the investigation and prosecution.

Premchai earlier postponed reporting to police until March 5 after getting a second summons. His presence today was his first public appearance since he was released on B150,000 bail by Thong Pha Phum Court on Feb 6.

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He and the three other suspects were arrested in possession of guns and ammunition at their campsite in a no-camping area in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, a World Heritage site, on the night of Feb 4. Later wildlife protection officials found carcasses of endangered animals including that of a rare Indochinese black leopard and its bullet-ridden pelt. Reports said they had also cooked and eaten parts of the animals.

The other three suspects are Yong Dodkhruea, 65, of Ratchaburi, and Nathee Riamsaen, 43, from Nakhon Ratchasima, both ITD employees; and Thanee Thummat, 56, from Kanchanaburi.

They face nine charges – including unauthorised hunting in a wildlife sanctuary, unauthorised hunting of protected wildlife, unauthorised possession of wildlife carcasses, and attempted hunting in a wildlife sanctuary.

Other charges are taking firearms into a wildlife sanctuary without authorisation, hiding illegally acquired wildlife carcasses, unauthorised entry into a wildlife sanctuary, unauthorised possession of hunting tools and unauthorised possession of guns and ammunition in the park.

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Kurt | 03 March 2018 - 15:56:20

Of course, when you show your multi billion money accounts, and ask them: " Do you know who I am?", than you get full respect fading away wai treatment 
Sorry that it will take some time, but at the end you walk out freely. As your money opens thai government doors
RTP, lawyers, Courts,NACC, all are just miserable holding their hands up
Thank you and sorry for misunderstanding
Not? P...

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Fascinated | 02 March 2018 - 22:46:22

Nice to see the pictures of senior police officers wai-ing him when he deigned to turn up. I wonder if I would get the same treatment?

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