Saturday, February 26, 2005

Thai Police Arrest Dinosaur Smuggler

CTV reports an Associated Press article that a Thai man who offered dinosaur fossils and valuable antiques for sale on the Internet has been arrested for illegally trading in ancient artifacts and art.
Acting on a tip-off from U.S. authorities, undercover police arrested Piriya Wachachitphan, 25, on Monday and confiscated 108 large dinosaur fossils and five boxes containing smaller pieces from his home in Bangkok, said police Lt. Gen. Thani Somboonsab.

"It is the first time that police have arrested a smuggler of dinosaur fossils in Thailand," he said.