Police in the central province of Khanh Hoa have uncovered illegal poaching activities in a house in the town of Ninh Hoa .

Head of the provincial Environmental Police Office Vo Duc Than said that the police had seized one black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes), 19 weasels, 12 porcupines, 13 snakes and two freezers full of frozen wild animals.

Owner of the house Hoang Van Tuan admitted he had been capturing rare animals and selling them to local restaurants for four years. He was subsequently arrested.

The police handed the surviving animals to the province's forest management board for release into the wild./.