The tiger, one of only 600 living in the wild, was killed close to the road from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok in Russian Far East.
The poachers, unnamed and without their ages reported, were detained by border control FSB operatives three days ago in Khabarovsk as they attempted to sell the derivatives of the Red Book animal. Checks are ongoing as to who ordered the poaching.
Should the men be found guilty in poaching and selling the Amur tiger, they might face from five to eight years in jail.
The whole article was published by The Siberian Times on March 10, 2021.