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Thai rangers target smuggling gangs

New army unit set up to tackle criminals involved in billion-dollar market of wildlife and timber trafficking.

Last Modified: 19 Oct 2013 03:32
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Southeast Asia is the global hotspot for illegally trading wildlife and timber, in a market worth billions of dollars each year.

It has also taken a human toll on the rangers who work to stop the trafficking.

Now the government is responding with a new special force to take on gangs.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from there.

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