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Airport officials linked to rhino trade

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Thai authorities said Tuesday they would seek arrest warrants for three police officers allegedly involved in trafficking rhino horn through Bangkok's main airport. 

Image taken on Feb 6, 2013 shows rhinoceros resting in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. A record 668 South African rhinos were slaughtered for their horns in 2012, an increase of nearly 50% compared with 2011, according to WWF.

The horn was brought into Suvarnabhumi Airport in January by Vietnamese migrant workers paid $500 per trip, said Narasak Hemnithi, commander of the Natural Resources Environmental Crime Division.

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