Thailand airport officials tied to rhino trade: police
AFPBANGKOK -- Thai authorities said Tuesday they would seek arrest warrants for three police officers allegedly involved in trafficking rhino horn through Bangkok's main airport.
March 6, 2013, 12:34 am TWN
The horn was brought into Suvarnabhumi Airport in January by Vietnamese migrant workers paid US$500 per trip, said Narasak Hemnithi, commander of the Natural Resources Environmental Crime Division.
“After arriving in Bangkok they were asked to put the rhino horn on a trolley and leave it somewhere nobody could see and then police would come and collect it,” he told AFP.
“We have evidence, especially closed circuit television footage,” he added.
In early January a Vietnamese man was arrested after leaving rhino horn worth more than half a million dollars in unattended luggage at Suvarnabhumi.