Asia’s animal trafficking network!

RE-BLOGGED COURTESY OF THE GUARDIAN

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Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species

Bach Mai aka ‘Boonchai’ (left) and his brother Bach Van Limh are key players who control the smuggling gateway from Thailand into Laos.
 Bach Mai aka ‘Boonchai’ (left) and his brother Bach Van Limh are key players who control the smuggling gateway from Thailand into Laos.

There is a simple reason why there is always trouble in Nakhon Phanom. It is the reason why the US air force came here during the Vietnam war, and the reason why this dull and dusty town in north-east Thailand now serves as a primary gateway on the global animal trafficking highway. It is all to do with

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