Pangolin Smuggling Racket Busted In Cuttack, 8 Arrested

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Cuttack: Forest officials of Athagarh division in Cuttack district have busted a pangolin smuggling racket and arrested eight persons in this connection on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, police managed to nab six persons involved in the illegal trade of the scaled animal. The cops also seized Pangolin scales from the possession of the accused persons.

Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka informed that the smugglers were trading pangolin and their scales in and outside the State. An investigation into the matter is underway.

We are trying to find out if the smugglers have any link with the inter-state and international smuggling racket, Lenka added.

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