Friday, 10 January 2014

Major tiger traders arrested in Indonesia

Police in Aceh, Indonesia on Monday arrest 2 major players in the illegal tiger trade and wildlife smuggling. The two are thought to be behind the co-ordination of 5 tiger poaching gangs operating in the country. A number of wildlife products were seized at the time of the arrests.

Sr. Comr. Joko Irwanto, director of special crimes unit Aceh Police, said that two stuffed Sumatran tigers, a honey bear, a leopard, a hornbill, a clouded leopard, a muntjac deer, antelopes, two golden cats and eight bear teeth were recovered when police made their move.

The two arrested have not been named but are aged 33 and 38. More arrests are expected to take place shortly as the police have information that the product seized had been set aside for named buyers.

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