ULAN BATOR, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian police have arrested two men for the illegal transportation of 500 kilos of deer antlers from Khuvsgul province to the capital city of Ulan Bator, the country's National Police Agency (PLA) said Monday.
The two suspects were arrested last week while illegally transporting of 500 kilos of deer antlers at the 22nd checkpoint passing through the Emeelt road in the capital city's Songinokhairkhan district, the NPA said in a statement.
The case is under investigation, it added.
Under Mongolian law, a person convicted of poaching and killing endangered wild animals will be fined at least 10 million Mongolian tugriks (about 3,800 U.S. dollars) or punished by imprisonment of at least two years.
There are around 1,980 deers in Mongolia, according to a survey conducted in 2006.