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“Thammanat” orders investigation of evidence of livestock officials receiving bribes from “wild pigs”

Bangkok, Minister Thammanat revealed orders to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Examine documents that are rumored to be evidence seized by government agencies from the "wild pig" case, purporting to be account closing sheets showing the payment of bribes to Department of Livestock officials. If there is truth A committee must be set up to investigate to the utmost extent. As for the destruction of 140 containers of illegal pigs seized in a special case. Searching for a place But it doesn't say which location. This was due to a group of contractors obstructing the movement that wanted to smuggle "wild pigs" into the market.

Captain Thammanat Phromphao, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, said: Received information from the news that someone accused Department of Livestock Development officials received bribes in the "wild pig" case from the account closing documents seen. It is an event that occurred in the year B.E. 2021-2022, which was born before Dr. Somchuan Rattanamangkhalanon will take the position of Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development.

He ordered Mr. Prayoon Insakul, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, to check that Documents according to the news that claim to be evidence that a government unit seized Is the document real or fake? If true, is this evidence from any agency?

Such accusations It's a social issue. If there is truth The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will be assigned to set up a committee to investigate the facts and carry out both disciplinary and criminal procedures without exception.

As for the destruction of "wild pigs" seized in Special Case No. 59/2023, which the Livestock Department received from the Customs Department on September 29-30, 2023, a total of 161 containers. Later, the Department of Livestock Development burned and destroyed 1 container at Irrigation Office No. 9, Chonburi Province and buried 20 containers at the Sa Kaeo Animal Feed Research and Development Center. Khlong Kai Thuen Subdistrict, Khlong Han District, Sa Kaeo Province, 140 containers remaining. But there was resistance. causing the need to find a new place many times Captain Thammanat said There is a group hired to prevent it. The people behind this are a group that wants to smuggle the seized goods into the market.

Therefore it will be kept a secret. Prepared to use any place to destroy the seized "wild pigs" but confirmed that the method for destroying the animal carcasses The Department of Livestock Development operates according to the standards of the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), which is effective in preventing the spread of germs. and definitely does not affect the environment It will record pictures of every step. After processing will be published to the public.

Source: Thai News Agency