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Monday
Apr062009

3 wildlife traders arrested in India

In a joint opetration, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), assisted by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), seized a Tiger and a Leopard skin and arrested 3 experienced wildlife traders, reports WTI

Tiger and leopard skins seized, three traders arrested in Tamil Nadu
Wildlife Trust of India
6 April 2009


Dindigul (Tamil Nadu), April 6, 2009: A tiger skin and a leopard skin were seized yesterday at Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, in a joint undercover operation by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) assisted by the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI). Three ‘crafty’ and experienced wildlife traders were arrested.

The arrest was made by a joint enforcement team, when the traders arrived at a designated spot to deliver the contraband to a decoy customer. The traders reportedly attacked the team members on realising that the deal was a trap. One of the team members received minor injury in the scuffle.

More at: http://www.wildlifetrustofindia.org/current-news/090406_tiger_leopard_skins_seized_in_tamil_nadu.html

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