The chairman of the commune in Thai Nguyen has just received a 36-month prison sentence for slaughtering and cooking tigers bone glue in violation of regulations on protection of endangered, precious and rare animals.
On the morning of March 1, the People’s Court of Pho Yen city (Thai Nguyen province) opened the first-instance trial of the case of killing and cooked tigers bone glue at home in Pho Yen city.
Ngo Van Quan (born in 1971, residing in Tien Phong commune, Pho Yen city, Thai Nguyen province) was sentenced to 36 months in prison for the crime of “violating regulations on protection of endangered and precious animals, rare”.
Two other accomplices involved in Ngo Van Quan in cutting cooked tiger bone glue are Nguyen Van Nam (born in 1995, residing in Phu Binh district, Thai Nguyen province) received a suspended sentence of 15 months in prison (30 months probation), and Nguyen Van Thang (born in 1980, residing in Pho Yen city, Thai Nguyen province) received a suspended sentence of 12 months in prison (24 months probation), for the crime of “violating regulations on the protection of endangered and precious animals, rare” under Point b, Clause 1, Article 244 of the Penal Code 2015 (amended and supplemented 2017 – Penal Code).
The scene of the case where the chairman of the commune in Thai Nguyen cuts meat and cooks the tiger’s bone glue illegally. Photo: Thai Nguyen Police.
Before that, in January 2022, Thai Nguyen Provincial Police coordinated with Pho Yen Town Police to catch Mr. Ngo Van Quan’s household while slaughtering a tiger for cooking bone glue. At the scene, authorities discovered many related exhibits including 1 frozen tiger, 1 tiger head bone, 2 tiger skins, 4 tiger limbs, 16 bags of tiger meat, and 1 frozen chamois head.
A search of Mr. Ngo Van Quan’s residence continued to discover 1,578 packages of bone glue finished products and 21 glass jars of bear bile.
Mr. Quan was examined for penal liability under the provisions of Clause 2, Article 244 of the Penal Code with a penalty of 5-10 years in prison.
At the time of discovery, Ngo Van Quan was holding the position of Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tien Phong commune. Previously, Mr. Ngo Van Quan was Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of Tien Phong Commune People’s Committee for the 2016-2021 term and was re-elected to hold the position of Chairman of the Commune People’s Committee for the 2021-2026 term.