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Thai man arrested 'trying to smuggle' 16 tiger cubs

One of the tiger cubs found on the truck driver's back seat Photo: APTN

A truck driver was arrested in northern Thailand after 16 tiger cubs were found on his back seat.

The driver, Faren Kongfu, told police he had been paid 15,000 Thai baht (£303) to transport the animals from Nonthaburi Province, north of Bangkok, to Udon Thani Province in the country's northeast.

The tiger cubs were aged between one and two years old Credit: APTN

Police believe the tiger cubs, aged between one and two years old, were destined to be exported out of Thailand.

Kongfu faces a maximum punishment of four years in prison or a fine of 40,000 Thai baht (£809).

Police believe the cubs were destined to be exported out of Thailand Credit: APTN

The tiger cubs are currently being looked after by National Park and Wildlife officials in Khon Kaen, northeastern Thailand.