Dead tiger and feline pelts discovered during police raids


Czech customs officials discovered the body of a freshly killed tiger and pelts of large felines during a raid at sites in Prague, central and north Bohemia, which took place on Monday. Mutilated bodies of other animal species were also found. The news was announced on Wednesday in a joint press release by Czech Police and the Customs Office. In connection with the raid, three men were charged with unlawful treatment of protected wildlife.

According to, the police raided several sites including Sapa, the Vietnamese market place on the southern outskirts of Prague. The police suspect members of the Vietnamese community of having assisted in the illegal practice of selling special meals made of tiger bones, wrote.