Arrest in Russia as frozen wildlife discovered – 12th of April 2012

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in News | 0 comments

This week Phoenix tells us that a large number of skins and derivatives of wild animals including endangered Amur tigers were found in refrigerator containers.

During the large-scale joint operation conducted by the Police on April 10, a businessman was arrested on suspicion of fraud. A search warrant was obtained for the businessman’s office. Inside the refrigerator containers police accidentally discovered 148 bear paws, 2 skins of the Himalayan bear, 3 skins of the brown bear, two skins and 5 tails of Amur tiger and 5 carcasses of a sea eagle.

A criminal case against the detainee, accused of “Illegal hunting” was launched. The investigation is ongoing.

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