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Thursday
Jan102008

Illegal wildlife traffickers arrested in Viet Nam

Two people have been detained in Hanoi, Viet Nam, after police raided their homes and discovered four Tigers in a freezer, seven live bears and bear parts, rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks, reports the Hong Kong Standard

Police raid on Hanoi car recovers two angry tigers

The Standard
10 January 2008


Vietnamese police came face-to-face with two live tigers they found in a car in central Hanoi when they busted an illegal wildlife trafficking gang.

The wild cats had been sedated by the smugglers but awoke after the police raid and started chewing up the seats and interior of the car.

Officers from the Hanoi Environmental Police had to knock the 50-kilogram carnivores out again and take them to a wild animal rescue center after the bust Monday night.

When they searched the traffickers' homes on the outskirts of Hanoi, police found four more tigers cut up in a freezer, seven live bears and bear parts, rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks, the An Ninh Thu Do newspaper said yesterday. Two people were detained.

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