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  <p class="story-body__h1"><strong>Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested - </strong>Thai police arrested one of the world’s most notorious wildlife traffickers, allegedly involved in the smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horns from Africa to Asia, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/20/thai-police-arrest-notorious-wildlife-trafficking-suspect">according to the <em>Guardian</em></a><em>. </em>Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the border with Laos, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42758184">the BBC reports</a>. He was named for the first time in this <a class="u-underline" href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/26/bach-brothers-elephant-ivory-asias-animal-trafficking-network" data-link-name="in body link">2016 Guardian investigation, </a>which exposed a Bach's dealings and a global trafficking in northern Thailand. Bach faces up to four years in jail for smuggling protected animal parts like rhino horns and elephant ivory. He was arrested for allegedly smuggling of 14 rhino horns, worth around US$1m, from Africa to Thailand.</p>
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