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Vinh Gang Busted for Stealing 4,000 Cats Over 2 Years

Apparently dogs aren't the only pets you need to watch out for. Police in Vinh City have arrested 6 men for allegedly stealing and selling the meat of up to 4,000 felines.

Picking up four to six cats per night, the crew used their profits (VND60,000/kg) to play online games according to police.

While dog thefts are common, this is the largest cat theft reported in Vietnam both in sheer quantity and number of arrests.

The gang, led by Nguyen Duc Dung, captured the animals by placing bated traps in front of the homes of cat owners. Police responded when a number of locals complained that their pets had gone missing and the thieves were caught in the act.

Charged with stealing property, the gang faces up to seven years in prison – rats, beware.


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