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Pangolin smuggling racket busted; 2 arrested

1/12/2020 at 3:09 PM

Dhenkanal, Dec 1: The Dhenkanal forest officials today busted a pangolin smuggling racket and arrested two persons in the connection while two others accused managed to flee from the spot.

The two arrested have been identified as Ghanashyam Behera of Gadahaladia Medical Sahi in Khordha district and Jitendra Pradhan of Badatola village under Jatani police limits.

According to reports, an 18-member forest team of Dhenkanal Forest Division intercepted two pangolin smugglers while transporting Pangoline from Kapilash on Monday evening.

A pangolin has also been recovered from their possession.

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