Pangolin smuggling racket busted, 2 held

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Sundargarh: Two persons were nabbed by forest department officials at Deuli in Sundergarh district for allegedly running inter-state pangolin smuggling racket, here on Saturday.

According to sources, a giant pangolin was rescued from the possession of the arrested persons by the officials of Lephripara forest range under Sundargarh forest division.

The rare species was being smuggled to Chhattisgarh in an SUV when the smugglers were nabbed. The forest officials have seized the SUV.

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