Man Arrested with Blacktip Reef Sharks in Phuket

Phuket –

A man was arrested with four black tip reef sharks at Panwa Cape in Wichit.

The Phuket Marine Resources Conservation Center told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (May 2nd) that they have arrested a man identified only as Mr. Dis, 22, at Panwa Cape in Wichit. Seized from him were four blacktip reef sharks of less than 50 centimeters in length.

Mr. Dis was taken to the Wichit Police Station for allegedly breaking the orders of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announcement of the Environmental Area Protection Zones in Phuket.

Protection zones in Phuket include Panwa Cape in Wichit.


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Goongnang Suksawat
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 more than 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.