Two arrested in Mongolia for killing endangered snow leopard
The two suspects were arrested in early February while attempting to sell the skin and frozen meat of the snow leopard at the Emeelt raw material market on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, the NPA said in a statement.
The case is under investigation, it added.
ULAN BATOR, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian police have arrested two men involved in poaching of an endangered snow leopard, the country's National Police Agency (PLA) said Wednesday.
Under Mongolian law, a person convicted of poaching and killing endangered wild animals will be fined at least 10 million Mongolian tugriks (3,50 U.S. dollars) or punished by imprisonment of at least two years.
There are around 1,000 snow leopards in Mongolia, according to a survey conducted in 50.