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Five arrested as authorities seize four Sumatran tiger fetuses in jar, dried skin

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Tue, December 10 2019   /  01:05 am

Authorities have arrested five suspected poachers and traders targeting Sumatran tigers, confiscating four fetuses of the endangered species and tiger skin during raids in Riau over the weekend.A joint team comprising personnel from the Environment and Forestry Ministry and the National Police tracked down the suspects when the former carried out an operation to crackdown on the distribution of protected wildlife animals and plants last week.The head of the ministry’s law enforcement center region II of Sumatra, Eduward Hutapea, said the team initially received a tip-off about their location in Teluk Binjai village, Pelalawan regency.“The team immediately looked into the case and made the arrests on Saturday,” Eduward said on Sunday.The three, identified as MY, 49, his wife SS, 42, and S, 44, were arrested during the raid, in which the authorities also seized four tiger fetuses pre...