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Rice thieves caught on Koh Sichang

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A gang of thieves has been busted on Koh Sichang, off Chon Buri province, after stealing nearly 200 bags of rice already consigned to a ship for export. 

Sriracha marine police reported that Suthat Pongsai, 54, Tanin Jong-ararm, 53 and Tarit Ponsgsai, 24, had been arrested. The three men were said to be members of the so-called "Seal Gang", a criminal group known to have engaged in heists and smuggling.

They were caught in Sriracha district along with 199 bags of stolen rice worth 160,000 baht. The vehicles used in the crime included a modified long tail boat and two pickup trucks.

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