Wednesday, March 4, 2015   

Pair nabbed with Siberian tiger parts in Wenzhou
(01-08 19:16)

Police seized the body of an animal suspected to be a Siberian tiger as it was being loaded onto an SUV by two suspects.
Two men were caught carrying a woven bag onto a white vehicle parked on a road at around 9 a.m. Wednesday by police in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, according to police in Wenzhou's Lucheng district.
The captured suspect was a 31-year-old man surnamed Wang, a native of Jiangxi Province. He is the owner of the car.
Siberian tigers, one of the world's rarest mammals, mainly live in eastern Russia, northeast China, and northern parts of the Korean Peninsula. Fewer than 500 Siberian tigers currently live in the wild.
The State Forestry Administration put the number of wild Siberian tigers in China between 18 and 22 in May last year.
According to China's criminal law, those who illegally catch, kill, buy or sell endangered wild animals on the state's key protection list face a maximum penalty of more than ten years in jail and fines. --Xinhua   
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