Guwahati: 2 Arrested With Tiger Carcass, Bones, Teeth & Skull In Lokhra
GUWAHATI: Two persons were arrested with tiger carcass, bones, teeth and skull in Lokhra area of the city by officials from the Assam Forest Department, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Special Task Force (STF) on Friday, September 13.
The arrested have been identified as Omar Faroque (24) and Nekibur Rahman (24) who hail from Lahorighat, Morigaon district.
Based on reports, the officials informed that the accused were trying to sell the animal remains in Guwahati as it is worth lakhs of rupees.
Officials also informed that the duo could be in possession of a rhino horn and other weapons used for poaching. However, these items have not been seized yet.
It should be mentioned that tiger bones are worth a fortune in black markets in China where they are used to make tiger bone wine, a traditional Chinese medicine tonic.
Tiger Carcass, Bones, Teeth & Skull Seized