Print Edition - 2018-10-12  |  World News Digest

Thailand arrests two with tiger body parts


Oct 12, 2018-

Thai authorities have arrested two men accused of trying to smuggle tiger bones and meat to Vietnam on a bus, police said on Thursday. The two suspects are Vietnamese nationals who allegedly paid around $900 for the products in Tak province on the Myanmar border, and planned to sell them back home for consumption. Nattawat Wingthongtavipon from Muang Phitsanulok police station told AFP that the men were arrested late Wednesday in Phitsanulok province after a tip-off. “We found the guys...with an oversize bag, and the inside was stuffed with the smoked carcass and meat of a tiger, which they confessed were destined for Vietnam,” Nattawat said. The men were charged with possession of a protected species and are in police custody.

Published: 12-10-2018 09:09

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