Online sellers of rare species arrested

2014-10-13 17:30
Sun bear. (File, AFP)

Sun bear. (File, AFP)

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Kuala Lumpur - Two brothers accused of planning to sell several protected species online, including a Malayan sun bear, were arrested in Malaysia, a senior wildlife official said on Monday.

The suspects, aged 20 and 29, were arrested late on Friday in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, according to Rahim Ahmad, director of the Selangor state wildlife protection department.

"We made the arrest after a tip-off from concerned citizens", he said in a press briefing.

Officials seized one Malayan sun bear, 24 barn owls, one common palm civet, one leopard cat, two Sunda flying lemurs and a Malayan porcupine which was already dead when the authorities arrived.
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