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Sat 28 Feb 2004

Fake tiger parts in TCM shops (The New Paper)

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Ms Lye Fong Keng, head of AVA's wildlife regulatory branch, said shops in Bugis Village, Chinatown, South Bridge Road and Temple Street were raided. The police also nabbed two Indian nationals who claimed to be selling tiger parts, including two tiger skins.

Out of 20 shops, six were found to be selling fake tiger parts.

'AVA confiscated 18 penises, 12 limb bones and three paws. The shops claimed these were from tigers but the story changed when AVA officers revealed their identity. 'They then said the parts were brought in by an Indonesian man who supplies them with fake parts. Each fake tiger penis is sold for $100 to $250,' said Ms Lye."

Source: "Fake tiger parts found" by Teh Jen Lee, The New Paper, 27 Feb 2004.

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