|Suspect Pham Van Hiep at the police station (Photo: Hai Hoa border guards)
Police were able to catch Pham Van Hiep, 27, close to the border by Luc Lam river in Hai Hoa commune of Mong Cai city. He was caught red-handed carrying tiger skin and bones, weighing a total of 5.4 kg.
Upon his arrest Hiep confessed that he was transporting the tiger skin and bones from Vietnam to China to be sold.
Hai Hoa border guards are continuously working in co-ordinating with relevant agencies in order to expand their operations to catch smugglers.