Assam: Endangered pangolin seized in Tinsukia district, two arrested

Police also arrested two suspects, one male and one female, in connection with illegal pangolin trafficking under the wildlife act.
Assam: Endangered pangolin seized in Tinsukia district, two arrested
Seized pangolin skins from smugglersTNT Photo

DIBRUGARH:

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), in collaboration with local police and forest department personnel, seized seven pangolin skins and one live pangolin from Tinsukia district of Upper Assam on Thursday.

Police also arrested two suspects, one male and one female, in connection with illegal pangolin trafficking under the wildlife act.

Acting on a tip-off, a team comprising WCCB, Tinsukia police, and forest department personnel conducted a raid at Rajbonshi hotel in Tinsukia and recovered the items from one room.

Police officials reported the arrested individuals are from Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh.

“We are interrogating both, and sense a case of smuggling,” said a police official.

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals across the globe.

They are an endangered species, and selling Pangolins is illegal under the Wildlife Protection Act.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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