Bangladesh suspends officials over tiger smuggling 04 сентября 2012, 10:44
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Bangladesh suspends officials over tiger smuggling
Bangladesh said on Monday that nine forest officials had been suspended for "gross negligence" after three Bengal tiger cubs were found in a house in Dhaka where they were being kept by smugglers, AFP reports.
Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) rescued the two-month-old cubs in June after a tip-off that the endangered animals from the Sundarbans mangrove forest were in cages at the house ready to be sold.
The raid raised alarm over the safety of about 400 tigers living in the Bangladeshi part of the 10,000-square-kilometre (4,000-square-mile) coastal forest straddling the border with India.
Sundarbans forest chief Jahiruddin Ahmed told AFP