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Charred carcass of gaur found in Kui Buri National Park

Confirming police officers' belief in the existence of a gaur-hunting gang in tambon Khao Jao area of Prachuap Khiri Khan's Pran Buri district, provincial police chief Pol Maj-General Thanet Sunthorasuk Monday ordered police to speedily investigate the case and gather evidence to bring the wrongdoers to justice.

On Sunday, Kui Buri National Park officials on patrol discovered the headless charred carcass of a gaur near the Phraek Haeng creek. Police also collected two spent bullets at the creek, fingerprints and guar blood samples as evidence. The Sunday investigation showed that the hunters had apparently shot the gaur while it was drinking at the creek.

Thanet said a gang of poachers had killed the animal, cut its head and removed the meat before burning the carcass to conceal the crime. He said a gaur head with horns could fetch between Bt50,000-Bt80,000.

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