Thai rangers target smuggling gangs

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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