The law of the jungle’ could be the worst experience for the 23-year-old, not because of the evidence, but because of the measures that the authorities can take.
The South Korean actress could be sentenced to prison in Thailand for having caught giant clams (Tridacna gigas), a protected species of molluscs, during the filming of a reality show.
Lee Yeol-eum was recorded while diving for giant clams, the largest known bivalve in the world, in a Thai underwater park during the filming of a program broadcast in late June on “The Law of the Jungle”, a very popular broadcast in South Korea.
After removing two huge clams from among the corals, he returns and waves them on the surface, shouting: “That’s it!
The giant clam is an endangered species and protected by Thai law.
The authorities noticed a photo shared on social networks in which the young actress appears collecting the clams.
Narong Kongaid, director of Hat Chao Mai National Park, where the shooting took place, said he denounced the actress for violating the regulations of national parks and the law on wildlife. The prosecutor will have to decide whether to open proceedings against her.
“He could face five years in prison” and a fine of 20,000 baht ($ 650), Narong said. The actress is no longer in Thailand , but the police will be able to look for her, he warned.
Although the producer of the program apologizes, he added, “it is a criminal case and we can not withdraw our complaint.”
In a statement released on Friday, the producer of the South Korean program presented his “sincere apology” for having ignored Thai regulations and promised to pay more attention in the future.
Source: Noticias Caracoltv