Thai police find tiger farm on top of flats
on 10/09/2012 13:58:35
Environmental police acting on a tip-off found four adult and two juvenile tigers in the rusty caged compound on the rooftop of a four-storey apartment building in a residential neighbourhood in Pathum Thani province.
Police said the caretaker told them he owned the animals but was authorised to raise only two of them; 28-year-old Surasak Bunthienthong has been initially charged with illegal possession of protected wild animals.
Police said the apartment was a transit spot for tiger trading in Thailand, where tigers are illegally sold for skin, fangs and organs.