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Monday
Jun092008

Tiger smuggler arrested in Viet Nam

Police in Viet Nam have arrested a man in possession of a 190 kg Tiger carcass he had bought in Lao PDR and was intending to use to make traditional medicine, reports The Times of India

Vietnam police arrest tiger smuggler
The Times of India
9 June 2008


HANOI: Vietnamese police have arrested a man smuggling a tiger carcass that he planned to use for traditional medicine in the flourishing illegal wildlife trade, state media said on Monday.

The smuggler, Pham Dinh Van, had bought the 190-kilogram (420-pound) animal for 20,000 dollars at a border gate with Laos in central Ha Tinh province to boil down its bones to make traditional medicine, the report said.

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