Man arrested in Thailand for Possession of Burnt Fetuses

The man has been identified as being a British citizen

kuman_thongA reproduction Kuman Thong sold as a souvenir at the Buddhist temple at Ayutthaya, Thailand by Greg Field 

A British citizen in Thailand has been arrested after the Thai police found roasted fetuses in his luggage reports Independent.

28 year old Chow Hok Kuen who is of Taiwanese origin intended to sell the gold covered fetuses in Taiwan as good luck charms.

Wiwat Kumchumnan, sub-division chief of the police’s Children and Women Protection unit, said to Independent, “The bodies are of children between the ages of two and seven months. Some were found covered in gold leaf.”

It is unclear where the bodies came from but reports indicate that they were bought from a Taiwan national for ฿200,000 (approx. $6000) and Keun believed that they could have been sold for six times that amount.

Kuen now faces a ฿2000 fine and a one year jail term for possessing fetuses.

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