Published On: Thu, Sep 1st, 2016

Authorities search house and find Bengal tiger in Cortazar, Guanajuato

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A Bengal tiger, two toucans, two macaws, a nymph and two red-headed parrots were rescued by the agents of the Guanajuato State Attorney Office in a house allegedly inhabited by criminals in the municipality of Cortazar, during a search conducted on Monday, August 29.

The Attorney General of the State, Carlos Zamarripa, said the animals were sent to the Leon Zoo through the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa – Procuraduría Federal de Protección del Ambiente), while the investigations continued due to the fact that because officers also found live ammunition, money and drugs.


The Bengal tiger that weighs over 200 kilos (440.9 lb.) and measures 3 meters from the head to the tip of the tail, was found in the backyard of the property. (Photo: El Universal)

Carlos Zamarripa did not respond if these animals could belong to people involved in organized crime, who are usually prone to these kind of eccentricities.

The search warrant resulted from the detention of suspects one week earlier, and the property was searched based on the fact that weapons or drugs could be found inside. However, upon arrival the officers discovered the feline and the exotic birds within premises.

Through a statement, the PGJE in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security officially announced that on Saturday August 27, officers secured a building in Cortazar, where they found more than $ 9,000 USD in cash, short and long arms; hundreds of cartridges; drugs, jewelry and the endangered animals.


(Photo: El Universal)

Inside the house there were 3 guns, gauges 22, 32, 380. In another space: one carbine rifle 30 caliber, gun type 40 caliber and 9 mm submachine gun.

Also a plastic bag containing at least 40 grams of cocaine and three doses of crystal meth, 4 USB memories, 12 cellphones and 5 Tablets, 9 laptops, as well as 2 trunk radios.

The authorities located several safedeposti boxes, containing cash and documents, 10 trimmings, 2 bulletproof vests and different calibers cartridges.




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