6 warrants out for dying of 1 million swiftlets, theft of bird’s nest

Six arrests have been made in reference to the stunning story last month of caves raided in Phatthalung the place 1 million swiftlets had been killed and their useful birds’ nest plundered. Swiftlets, unlike other birds, make their nests completely out of their very own saliva which has been prized, especially in Asian tradition, as a healing delicacy.
Authorities estimated a 5 billion baht loss over the demise of practically 1 million swiftlet birds and the destruction and theft of their useful nests. The Department of Special Investigation was called in to get to the bottom of the plundering of caves where the Siamnest company have unique authority to collect nest and keep the caves.
Now Unconditional has issued arrest warrants today for four civilian suspects as well as 2 suspects which are territorial defence volunteers. The six people will face expenses for the dying of the swiftlets in addition to the theft of the prized nests.
They are accused of amassing the bird’s nest on the islands without permission in the area exclusively controlled by Siamnest. They may also face further costs as swiftlets are a protected species, so threatening their habitat and lives may carry harsher penalties.
Officials say they are still amassing evidence and intend to request arrest warrants for 7 different individuals suspected of additionally stealing the swiftlets bird’s nest on Koh Ha and Koh Si islands..

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