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Police arrest poacher for brutally killing tiger

  • Jon Afrizal

    THE JAKARTA POST

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 3 2009   /  11:28 am

Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally killing a Sumatran tiger in its zoo enclosure in Jambi last month. Senior police officer Adj, Comr. Aswini Nawawi said Wednesday that the suspect had been identified as Syamsudin, known better as Udin Bolu. Aswini said the man was among poachers who broke into the enclosure last month, killing and skinning the tiger, known as Sheila. They used drugged meat to sedate the tiger, then killed her, officials at the zoo claimed. "We have only just managed to arrest one of the killers," Aswini said. "He will be taken to the crime scene to try and piece together some of the events." Udin was captured last Thursday evening at his house in the Muarojambi regency, Palembang, South Sumatra. He was a known thug and had been in jail several times before for various crimes. Aswini said preliminary investigations sugges...