Wildlife trafficker arrested in Lam Dong province hinh anh 1The live pangolin illegally transported by Trinh Ngoc Dong (Photo: VNA)
Lam Dong (VNA) - Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have caught red-handed a man while he was transporting and trading a large quantity of illegal wildlife animals.

The suspect is Trinh Ngoc Dong, 40, residing in Di Linh district’s Gia Bac commune.

Dong was arrested on September 9 when he was transporting a live pangolin weighing 3 kilogrammes hidden in his motorbike’s trunk. The man admitted he had just caught the pangolin.

He also confessed that he is keeping and freezing many wild animals.

Authorized forces found a 3-kilogramme salamander and 20 bamboo rats weighing totally 17 kilogrammes kept in Dong’s house. They also found five porcupines, 32 ferrets, 20 chevrotains, and 35 kilogrammes of meat and bones of chamois in three freezers in his house.

Dong admitted that he bought the meat and bones of wild animals from hunters and re-sell for profits.

All exhibits were confiscated and handed over to Di Linh district’s police for further investigation./.