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7 frozen tigers seized in Hanoi

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Three men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of smuggling seven frozen tiger carcasses from Laos to Vietnam, according to a VN Express report.

Police said the bodies were found in a car in a parking lot on Xuan Thuy Street in Cau Giay District on Tuesday.

The three men, Nguyen Huu Hue, 52, Phan Van Vui, 34, and Ho Anh Tu, 28, were part of a gang that had been smuggling dead tigers from Laos to Vietnam for several years.

It is claimed that Hue, director of a services and commerce company, was the gang boss and had used his business as a front to bring the tigers into the country.

In Vietnam tiger bones are used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, particularly bone diseases.

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