Thai police confiscate 64 animals from restaurant

Police in Thailand have confiscated 64 animals after raiding a restaurant suspected to have been involved in illegally trading wildlife.

This python was among a number of snakes confiscated by police. Credit: Reuters

Trading wildlife is illegal in Thailand, and two people were arrested at the restaurant, on the outskirts of Bangkok.

It was raided after tip-offs from local residents.

Turtles were also seized from the restaurant. Credit: Reuters

Police said they believe some of the animals would have been cooked, and the rest traded.

They estimated that the 64 animals could be worth around £10,000 if they were sold.