JAKARTA, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian police have arrested two people for illegally selling critically endangered sumatran tiger in Jambi province and are pursuing a group of folks involved in the prohibited activities, a police officer said on Tuesday.
The two suspects had sold the skin of the animal, with latin name of panthera Sumatrae, and other parts of the species' body after purchasing it from a poacher, senior police officer Komang Sandi said.
Police in the province are hunting for a group of individuals allegedly involved in the networks of the animal trade, said Sandi.
"We persistently deepen this case and pursuing the networks implicating from poaching to trading of tigers," he was quoted by Antara news wire as saying in the province.
During the arrest, the police had seized scores of evidences of their illegal trade, including a skin of a three-year-old tiger, bones and meat of the animal, Sandi added.
The sumatran tiger is the smallest of the tiger sub-species. The species was listed as critically endangered in 2008 as its population was estimated at 441 to 679 individuals.