Ganjam: Police busted a pangolin smuggling racket and arrested five persons including two women in this connection at Gunupur new bus stand in Ganjam district today.
Acting on a tip off, the police team conducted raids and arrested five traders engaged in smuggling the wild creatures. Police also seized a live pangolin from their possession.
A case was registered against the traders. They are being interrogated by police.
Notably, a Pangolin smuggling racket was busted by special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch (CB) under Udala area in Mayurbhanj district on December 8.