Police monitor the luggage containing included turtles and lizards found on an abandoned truck in Khon Kaen province on Monday afternoon. (image by Chakraphan Nathanri)
KHON KAEN - a huge variety of blanketed turtles and lizards have been seized from a truck deserted by using its driver after evading attempts to stop him at two police checkpoints along the Mitraparp motorway on Monday afternoon.
Pol Maj Gen Jitjaroon Sriwanich, the Khon Kaen police chief, said police of Nam Phong district install a checkpoint after receiving a file that included animals had been being transported in a truck alongside the Mitraparp toll road to Nong Khai.
Police on the Nam Phong checkpoint tried to stop a six-wheeled Isuzu truck for a search after seeing some turtles drop from the car, but the driver sped away alongside the toll road. They contacted Khao Suan Kwang district police to intercept the car.
but the truck also managed to slide previous the checkpoint set up by using Khao Suan Kwang district police and endured fleeing toward Non Sa-ad district of Udon Thani province, the place police have been waiting at an extra checkpoint.
the driving force of the truck, obviously mindful he would not be able to conclude his birth, deserted the truck close Ban Nam Kliang village in Non Sa-advert district and escaped.
The police discovered the truck shortly afterward. Its cargo protected 800 turtles and 500 water lizards.
Pol Maj Gen Jitjaroon believed the included animals had been being dropped at eating places in China through Nong Khao and Laos.
Police were attempting to find the driver of the truck who, if caught, may be charged with violating the wildlife coverage Act.
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