PR Newswire/US Newswire. (2007). Biggest Bust in a Decade of Tiger, Bear Parts in Russia . January 19. Available online: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-19-2007/0004509296&EDATE=
Russia, tiger, Siberian tiger skins, TCM, China, seizure
Russian law enforcement officials today seized three Siberian tiger skins, eight tiger paws and 332 tiger bones as well as 531 saiga horns and 283 Asiatic black bear paws near the Russian border with China, making it the largest bust of its kind in at least a decade.
The seizure took place in a village near Russia's eastern border with China in an area where World Wildlife Fund (WWF) works with government authorities to combat the illegal trade of wildlife products when police stopped a car that had its passenger seats removed and was stuffed full of bags. The driver claimed to be delivering bags of potatoes but upon inspection police discovered the animal parts.