Police in central Hà Tĩnh Province’s Kỳ Thọ Commune discovered 12 dead langurs wrapped in newspapers on a passenger bus that was pulled over for a regular check in Kỳ Anh District. — VNA/VNS Photo Phan Quân
HÀ TĨNH – Police in central Hà Tĩnh Province’s Kỳ Thọ Commune discovered 12 dead langurs wrapped in newspapers on a passenger bus that was pulled over for a regular check in Kỳ Anh District.
The driver of the bus, Đào Ngọc Vũ, failed to show papers on the origin of the dead langurs, weighing 70kgs.
The police seized the langurs and handled them to Hà Tĩnh Province’s rangers.
On Wednesday evening, Hương Sơn District’s police, in co-operation with Hương Sơn District’s Forest Protection Unit and police in Sơn Kim 1 Commune, conducted a raid on a house in Kim Cương Village and found a large number of dead rare animals.
The animals, including wild boars, monkeys, ferrets, pythons, porcupines and lizards, weighing 195 kilogrammes in all, had been frozen.
Nguyễn Xuân Quân, the house owner, admitted that he purchased the wild animals from some men from Laos and intended to sell the animals for profit.
On the same day, Hà Tĩnh Province police handed about 10 cubic metres of wood to the provincial Forest Protection Unit after finding it hidden in a truck on National Highway 1A.
The driver, Trần Đình Trung of Quảng Ngãi Province’s La Hà Commune did not have proper papers to show. He said he was hired to transport the wood to Hà Nội. – VNS