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Pangolin scale trade: 14 smugglers nabbed in Mayurbhanj

19/11/2021 at 1:00 PM

Baripada, Nov 19:  Karanjia police has nabbed a 14-member gang of pangolin scale smugglers in Mayurbhanj on Friday.

Sources said the gang was finalizing a deal with the illegal peddlers at a bike showroom near the Karanjia bypass in the morning.

Getting inputs from reliable sources, a squad of Karanjia police conducted a raid and nabbed 14 accused from the spot. At the same time, a huge cache of pangolin scales was recovered from their possession.

We have handed over the illegal wildlife products and the accused to the forest officials for lawful actions, said a police official.   

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