Two Seafood Restaurant Owners in Phuket Arrested With Various Protected Fish Including a Moray Eel

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Two seafood restaurant owners in Phuket have been arrested with various protected fish including a Moray eel.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Phuket Office told the Phuket Express that on Friday (March 10th) they arrested two seafood restaurant owners in Phuket.

Seized from them were various kinds of protected fish including a Moray eel. The two unidentified owners were taken to the Phuket City Police Station for further legal action. Police withheld the names of the restaurants as well pending further legal action.

The arrest came after a video clip of a person eating a Moray eel at a restaurant in Phuket went viral in Thai social media last week.


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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.