living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand – Noah busted attempted to fly fur’st class

Via: NY Post

A 36-year-old man attempted to board a flight in Thailand with a virtual zoo  in his luggage, including a:

-baby bear


– leopards

– monkeys


Thai police busted Noor Mahmoodr at a Bangkok airport after he attempted to  smuggle out the wildlife.

Mahmoodr, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, was charged with smuggling  endangered species out of Thailand, said Col. Kiattipong Khawsamang of  Thailand’s Nature Crime Police.

“This is a very unusual case and a very large one, so we really applaud the Thai  police for going after them as strongly as they did,” said Roy Schlieben, of the  wildlife protection group Freeland.

“Several people were thought to be involved, and police investigations are under  way into a wider network of traffickers”, Schlieben said. The animals — all less  than 2 months old–were put in the care of local veterinarians.

Thai authorities suspect Mahmoodr purchased the infants on the black market as  part of a much larger organization.



‘Closing the barn door, AFTER the horse has bolted’, doesn’t seem applause worthy to me.



May 15, 2011 - Posted by | Amazing Thailand! | , , , , , ,

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