Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], August 23 (ANI): Police seized a live pangolin from the possession of 22-year old wildlife smuggler in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, said police.
“Following a tip-off that a person was looking out for customers to sell a live Pangolin, Raipur Kharora Police swung into action and intercepted the suspect,” Raipur Police said in a statement
During the search, a pangolin was recovered from him.
The accused person was identified as Satish alias Pardeshi Pardhi (27) of Raipur, said the statement.
“The police recovered a male Pangolin from the possession of the accused person.The seized animal was weighing around 15 kilograms and the estimated market value of it would be around Rs 8 lakh,” the statement added.
The Police have registered an offence against the accused under relevant sections of the wildlife conservation act and a probe in this connection is underway. (ANI)
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