According to the investigators, the defendant in the case has got from unidentified persons of a bone of the Amur tiger and subsequently stored at himself. The citizen has completely admitted the guilt. He is threatened by criminal penalty according to Art. 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The citizen of the neighboring state stored tincture from bones of the Amur tiger which in November, 2015 during raids has been found by the staff of Border management of FSB in Primorsky Krai.
About 80 bones and their fragments of the Amur tiger were stored in glass capacity in alcohol-containing liquid. Expertize on establishment of specific accessory was carried out by specialists of the Amur Tiger Center who have revealed that bones belong to at least two individuals of the Amur tiger.
In view of long finding of bones of an animal in spirit solution to establish the reason and exact date of death of a tiger, it isn't possible.
According to the version of the defendant, he has got bones from unidentified persons in 1996 and stored within nineteen years, up to the detection moment.
"Precisely to define when animals have died it isn't possible, it is possible to tell with confidence that it has occurred not last and year not before last, but also not at that time to which the defendant points. Most likely, referring for 1996, he wants to summon indulgence and not to give "companions" who have sold to him or have given the forbidden "goods". Anyway, it makes no difference, as at pronouncement of the adjudication according to Art. 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - it isn't important since what time parts of a body of a tiger and for what purposes were stored, - the director of Primorsky Amur Tiger Center Department Sergey Aramilev comments. – It should be noted work of staff of Border management of FSB who conducted raid, proceeding from the tasks which aren't connected with a tiger and have paid attention to "tiger" wine that was the basis for the police officer to bring criminal case and to bring him to a logical conclusion. Four years ago the staff of security agencies in most cases, holding operational events, including searches, didn't pay attention to such things as the stored parts of a body of a tiger, now all with an accuracy on the contrary. It has increased percent of solvability of similar crimes, so and influences decrease in level of poaching".
During preliminary investigation the defendant in the case has completely admitted the guilt in deeds and has filed a petition for consideration of criminal case in a special order.
The prosecutor's office of Primorsky Krai has approved the indictment against the foreign citizen who is accused of commission of crime, the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal production, storage of the parts and derivative especially valuable wild animals belonging to the types included in the Red List of the Russian Federation) provided p.1 by Art. 258.1.
Now criminal case with the approved indictment is directed by the prosecutor to the Nakhodka city court for consideration on the merits.
We will remind that so-called "tiger wine" - spirit infusion on bones of a tiger - in traditional Tibetan medicine is used as tonic. However experts note that in bones tigers and as in other parts of his body, there are no substances which would influence health of the person.