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Vietnamese men indicted for trading in tiger skins, heads

Vietnamese men indicted for trading in tiger skins, heads

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 14:34 GMT+7
Vietnamese men indicted for trading in tiger skins, heads
This collage of supplied photos shows three suspects who traded in nine sets of tiger skins and heads in Dien Chau District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.

Police in Nghe An Province, north-central Vietnam confirmed on Monday they had initiated legal proceedings against three suspects for trading in nine sets of tiger skins and heads.

Truong Sy Hai, 53, Vu Van Thuong, 33, and Le Tuan Minh, 47, all living in Nghe An’s Dien Chau District, are being investigated for violating regulations on wildlife protection.

Police in the district suspected that some local people were trading in wild animal products during the Lunar New Year holiday last month.

Their probe into the case resulted in the seizure of nine tiger skins and heads, and a pair of horns suspected to be wild buffalo horns.

The case is being further investigated.

Nghe An is considered one of the ‘hot spots’ for tiger farming and trading in recent years. 

At the beginning of August 2021, the local police force discovered 17 adult tigers, weighing more than 200kg each, illegally kept in captivity in two houses in Yen Thanh District.

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Bao Anh - Doan Hoa / Tuoi Tre News


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