Frozen tiger carcass thrown out of car in Vietnam

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Police in the northern province of Thanh Hoa seized a frozen tiger carcass that was thrown out of a car they were trying to flag down Sunday and arrested the driver. 

A group of officers on routine patrol on the Ho Chi Minh Road in Ngoc Lac District signaled the car driver to stop.

But he sped up and tossed a large sack out of the window.

Some of the officers opened it and found a frozen tiger carcass weighing around 100 kg.

Others chased after the car and managed to stop it in a forest, where two men jumped out and fled.

Pham Duc Hoa, 26, the driver, however, could not escape, and he was taken to a nearby police station.

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But the Nghe An Province native refused to reveal the identities of the two men.

The police assumed the three were members of a gang smuggling wild animals from Nghe An to Hanoi.

They are investigating.

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