RAWAI: A woman has been arrested for possessing tropical fish of a protected species. Pol Lt Teerawat Liumsuwan from Chalong Station told the Gazette that police and officers from the Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office raided a house at 5/3 Wiset Rd in Rawai last Friday evening. In the house they found about 40 fish of different protected species, 55 fish tanks, an oxygen tank and an oxygen pump. Pongsri Athiratmonkol, 39, the owner of the house, was arrested. Police say she confessed that she had bought the fish from Sea Gypsies in Rawai. The fish were to be sold to agents in Bangkok and overseas for 10 to 20 baht each.
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