An investigation by Phoenix Police officers into the sale of a tiger cub has led to the arrest of 25-year-old Carlos Castro-Alcaraz and the safe seizure of the cub.
According to the Phoenix Police Department, officers were notified of a tiger cub being offered for sale on social media on January 23,
2023. After following up and obtaining a search warrant on a residence in the area of 2300 West Carson Road, officers found and rescued the tiger cub.
Several other animals were located at the residence to include baby snapping turtles and a baby American Alligator. All animals were released into the custody of Arizona Fish and Game for follow up care.
Alcaraz was booked into the Maricopa County jail.
This little guy is not the only one earning his stripes.🐯 25yo Carlos Alcaraz was arrested on 1/23 & booked on possession of live wildlife & game and fish violations after advertising the cub on social media. #PHXPD600Patrol negotiated the sale of the cub and served a warrant. pic.twitter.com/e0LDWIMdvr
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) January 24, 2023