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May 16, 2012
BANGKOK: Thai police have arrested two men in connection with smuggling the carcasses of two tigers and two leopards from Malaysia.
Thai cops seize carcasses of tigers, leopards from Malaysia
The suspects - a local and aVietnamese - were picked up at Kannayao here Wednesday, and the carcasses seized.
Deputy Chief of the Central Investigation Bureau Maj Gen Sriwara Rangpramnakun said initial investigations revealed the carcasses were destined for the China market, via Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
He said the carcasses were smuggled from Malaysia through Sadao in Songkhla.
According to the police, the suspects had disclosed the dead tigers could fetch a price of 700,000 Baht (RM70,000) each. - Bernama