By Apinya Wipatayotin, Bangkok Post
Police have been alerted after the release of Chumlong Lemthongthai, one of Asia’s most notorious wildlife traffickers from a prison in South Africa. Chumlong walked out of Kgosi Mamparu II, Pretoria Central Prison on Sept 12, according to the Oxpeckers’ website, which is an investigative environmental journalism unit based in Africa. Known as the “Rhino Kingpin”, he has been in prison for six years for trafficking illegal rhino horns to Asia. Pol Maj Gen Panya Pinsook, commander of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division, said there is no special order for surveillance of Chumlong, but his movements will be closely monitored due to his record of wildlife crime.