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Albino Tiger Found In Alleged Drug Traffickers' Garden

Albino Tiger Found In Alleged Drug Traffickers' Garden

A couple in Spain who reportedly bragged about owning an endangered albino tiger have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

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Spanish police found the albino tiger animal in a house located in Alicante - which is in the eastern region of Valencia - where it was found living in a cage next to the home's swimming pool.

Local media reported that the couple's endangered albino tiger is one of just 20 specimens in the world.

They apparently used to show the beast off to friends.

The albino tiger. Credit: CEN
The albino tiger. Credit: CEN

The couple, who are both from Spain, are suspected of dealing drugs throughout the city of Alicante.

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Cops allegedly seized a large haul of weapons, cocaine and marijuana at the property, while the unnamed man, 32, and woman, 36, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.

Police sources said in a press statement that the suspect had several rooms ready to plant marijuana - and that in one of them, the couple allegedly had 100 marijuana plants, lights an an irrigation system.

In another room they found another indoor plantation, but the crop had apparently already been harvested.

Police also found weapons, one of which was reportedly a Winchester .308 rifle. They also discovered other firearms and a bulletproof vest.

The two suspects will be sent to a judge charged with drug trafficking and illegal possession of weapons.

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

A National Police spokesman told Central European News (CEN) that the investigation is still ongoing 'in order to find out if it is legal or not for them to have tiger like this and if so, if they have the proper permissions and documents'.

The spokesman added: "Meanwhile, the tiger is still in the house and under the care of the suspects' relatives."

He also said the tiger was 'in a good state of health'.

The investigation is ongoing, and the couple will be sent to the judge tomorrow.

Meanwhile, police in Australia have recently revealed a seal helped them stop drug dealers escape with around £553 million worth of drugs.

Western Australia Police confirmed they had arrested 34-year-old British national Graham Palmer and 51-year-old Frenchman Antoine Dicenta after finding them with 40 bags of cocaine, ecstasy and meth.

Palmer and Dicenta tried to flee when they heard planes overheard, in turn waking up a 'huge seal'.

Geraldton Volunteer Marine Rescue vice-commander Damien Healy told ABC radio: "When they got on the island, the guys made a run for their tender [drugs] and there was this big, huge seal asleep between them and the tender.

"They woke it up and it jumped up with its big chest out and bellowed at them.

"The guys basically had the choice of going through the seal or getting arrested - and they ended up choosing getting arrested."

WA Police Force Commissioner Chris Dawson said: "The fishing community of Geraldton played a significant role in this detection and seizure and maintained regular contact with police as this matter unfolded.

"These people have helped protect Western Australia's borders on this occasion and we are grateful for their efforts."

Featured Image Credit: CEN

Topics: Tiger, World News, News, Drugs, Animals

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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