Police in central Vietnam have charged a local man after they found a 250kg tiger carcass in his house.
Dinh Nhat Nghe, 49, was charged with violating regulations on wildlife protection after the carcass was discovered on the floor of his house in late January in the province of Ha Tinh, Nguyen Thanh Liem, deputy director of the Ha Tinh police department, told dpa. When police found the tiger, its legs were bound with chains. The man had used electric shocks to kill the animal, Liem said.
If convicted, the man could face a prison term of up to 5 years and a fine of up to US$87,000.
Tiger-bone paste is a valued ingredient in Vietnamese and Chinese traditional medicine.
A kilogramme of pure tiger-bone paste can sell for up to US$5,000 on the black market.
The whole article was published by The Star on March 12, 2021.