Tiger cub rescued from illegal smuggling

Tiger cub rescued from illegal smuggling

San Diego, CA (WMC) - Border patrol officers rescued a tiger cub that was being illegally trafficked into the United States.

The officers pulled over a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday near San Diego. An 18-year-old and a 21-year-old were inside the car.

When officers inspected the car, they found the tiger cub inside.

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Officers took the driver of the car, who is a U.S. citizen, into custody. The tiger cub is being taken care of by the San Diego Zoo for the time being.

Twenty years ago, customs agents in San Diego stopped an illegal smuggling operation that was trying to move a tiger cub out of California and into Mexico. That cub was then relocated to San Diego Safari Park where it lived for many years.

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