Charges dropped against elderly wild mushroom pickers

Si Sa Ket provincial police yesterday (11 July 2020) dropped all charges against three elderly women who picked wild mushrooms inside an agricultural station in Nong Phai Sub-district of Si Sa Ket Province.

The police and district chief first negotiated with the chief of the agricultural station on 8 July, but he insisted on taking legal action against the three villagers, the Thai-language daily Thai Rath reported.

The Forestry Department director-general later intervened, and the chief of the agricultural station dropped all charges against the three women.