Man arrested trying to sell 1,300 kg of dolphin meat in eastern Taiwan

The meat was found in the man’s freezer in 50 plastic bags

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/08
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yilan County Coast Guard officials arrested a man, surnamed

Bottle nose dolphin

Pan (潘), after finding 1,372 kg of dolphin meat in his freezer in Yilan County on Wednesday, June 6.

Pan allegedly said he planned to sell the meat. Killing dolphins, as well as selling or buying the meat is illegal in Taiwan, with laws and serious punishments being strictly enforced.

The dolphin meat was found after Coast Guard officers began following a suspicious vehicle, which led them to search Pan’s home near the Nanfang-ao (南方澳) Harbor of Yilan’s Su-ao Township (蘇澳鎮).

The contraband had already been butchered and divided into 50 plastic bags.

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