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Chinese man detained after dead tiger found in car

Published on Jan 9, 2014 5:51 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Police in China have detained a man over the death of a rare Siberian tiger discovered in the back of an SUV, a report said Thursday.

Pictures showing officers pulling the black-streaked tiger, wrapped in a plastic bag, out of a white vehicle went viral on China's Internet after they were posted online.

Police in the eastern city of Wenzhou are holding a suspect identified as a former chef in connection with the tiger's death, the local Youth Times newspaper said.

The tiger was seized by police after they spotted the bag and found its shape suspicious, the report said.

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