Police in the north central province of Ha Tinh caught a man cooking tiger bones to make traditional medicine at his home Thursday, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
Based on tips from Trung Hoa villagers that someone had bought tiger bones and was storing them in a local residence, local police investigated, identifying the suspect as Nguyen Khanh Thuyet of Thach Ha District's Thach Tan Commune.
Police raided Thuyet's house at noon on Thursday, catching him red-handed cooking two pots of tiger bones in the kitchen.
Four other men, suspected to be his customers, were also in the house.
The police also found a tiger skin, tiger claws and a chamois head in the fridge.
Thuyet confessed to the illegal activity. He faces an administrative fine for trading wild animal parts. The police seized all the products and made a written report on the seizure.
Their investigation is ongoing.