Live pangolin recovered, 3 held in Odisha’s Nabarangpur

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | January 14, 2024 IST

Live pangolin recovered, 3 held in Odisha’s Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur, Jan 14: Forest officials have seized a live pangolin and arrested three accused for trying to strike a deal with the animal in Odisha’ Nabarangpur.

A team of sleuths of the forest officials led by Nabarangpur DFO Subhendu Prasad Behera spied at the Deodangari forest under Kodinga forest range near Baraguda village and kept a close watch on wildlife smugglers, based on informers’ input.

Meanwhile, they nabbed three wildlife peddlers who were trafficking a live pangolin.

Sources said the deliberate wildlife smugglers were planning to sell the pangolin at a cost of around Rs 5 lakh. 

The forest officials seized the pangolin and arrested the three persons. The pangolin weighed around 7.5 kg and is of 4-5 years in age.

All the arrested persons belonging to Koraput district, were remanded to judicial custody.

 

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