“As a result of the investigation and search measures, criminal investigation officers of Intermunicipal Division ‘Dalnegorsky’ found a tiger carcass and an IZH 12 mm hunting rifle supposedly used to kill the animal in the flat of a 42-year old resident of Amgu village in the Terneysky District,” said the Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
The suspected poacher was convoyed to the police division where he admitted his guilt. As was found out, the hunter had killed the tiger in the forest near village Malaya Kema, after which he froze the carcass and hid it in his house.
According to the preliminary opinion of the experts from the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve, that was the carcass of a one-year old Amur tiger. The seized carcass of the animal was sent for medical and biological examination.
The Inquiry Unit of Intermunicipal Division “Dalnegorsky” initiated a criminal case based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The legislation of the Russian Federation stipulates up to three-year imprisonment with a penalty of up to one million rubles for poaching rare and endangered fauna species registered in the Russian Red Book.
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