PHATTHALUNG — Suspected wildlife traffickers dumped three bags of tiger parts and fled on the Asian Highway on Tuesday when they came across a police checkpoint where they could have been arrested, police said.
Police and wildlife officials were called to the Phatthalung-Hat Yai section of the highway at Moo 4 village in tambon Ta Kae after three suspicious bags containing parts of a dead tiger were discovered at the scene.
The team searched the bags and found parts of two hind legs and a front leg, weighing 65 kilogrammes. The head and torso of the tiger, believed to be a female aged six to seven, were not found, according to Pol Lt Col Chakchai Payabchaikul, commander of the 237th Border Patrol Police company.
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