Pangolin scales seized, 6 arrested in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Busting a wildlife trafficking racket, forest officials seized scales of three pangolins following raids at two villages under Udala Forest Range in Mayurbhanj district last evening.

The officials also arrested six persons in this connection and seized two bikes from their possessions.

Acting on a tip-off, the forest officials posing as customers conducted raids at Balichhatra and Brundgadi villages and arrested six locals after seizing three pangolin scales from them. The accused had made a deal to smuggle the scales at Rs 7 lakh, sources said.

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