Thirty cats were rescued in Phan Thiet Town after local police arrested four suspects of a local cat theft ring early Saturday (Nov. 15) morning.
Nguyen Van Dung, Nguyen Quang Teo and Nguyen Thanh Man allegedly used sparrows as bait to trap the cats, which they were about to sell to Nguyen Thi Hue, police said.
Hue, who paid VND50,000 per kilo for the cats, would later resell them to restaurants in the town, which is famous for Mui Ne Beach.
Most of the felines appeared to be housecats, many of which had collars and tags, the police said. One of them was dead.
Police seized many traps and dozens of bait sparrows.
Investigation is underway.