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Tag: Pangolin

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Odisha STF Recovers Live Pangolin, Wildlife Smuggler Held

A wildlife smuggler was arrested and a live pangolin was rescued by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police following a raid in the Satakoshia forest range under Mayurbhanj’s Karanjia on Thursday.

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Pangolin Smuggling Menace In Odisha: Pangolin Rescued, 4 Arrested

Another case of pangolin smuggling has surfaced in Odisha. A wildlife smuggling racket was busted by Forest officials in Nabarangpur district on Monday. Officials rescued a pangolin and arrested 4 persons in connection with the incident.

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Odisha Police Crime Branch Seizes Live Pangolin, 3 Arrested

Three persons were arrested by a Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police Crime Branch on Friday in connection with smuggling of pangolin.

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Crime Branch STF Arrests 3 People While Smuggling Live Pangolin In Bhubaneswar

The Special Task Force of Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested as many as 3 people while cracking a deal to sell a live pangolin in Bhubaneswar.

Odisha: Pangolin Sent For Covid-19 Test After Captor Found Positive

A pangolin rescued from a man at Gohirapal village under Bangiriposhi police limits in Mayurbhanj district was sent for a COVID test after its captor was found to have contracted the virus on Tuesday.

Odisha Plans To Save Endangered Pangolins From Extinction

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to save the Pangolins from extinction by gathering more information about their behaviour in the wild, the Odisha Forest Department is all set to set some…

5 Poachers Arrested From Kapilash Forest Range; Deer Antlers & Pangolin Scales Seized

Dhenkanal: Five poachers were arrested by the officials of Dhenkanal Forest division on Sunday. Four country-made guns, two deer antlers, 100 traps, three scales of Pangolin have been seized from their possession. The accused have been identified as Naba Balmuchi (21), Budu Balmuchi (27), Ratna Balmuchi (30), Kurupa Baipi (28) and Sanatan Dehury (33) of […]

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Odisha Crime Branch STF Busts Pangolin Smuggling Racket, 2 Arrested

Subarnapur: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police Crime Branch busted a pangolin smuggling racket and rescued a pangolin from Mahanadi Bridge near Rajakothi here in the district on Friday and arrested two persons for possessing the animal illegally. Both the smugglers have been identified as Somnath Bag and Marsalan Bhengera of Ulunda under […]

Pangolin Smuggling: Ex-Sarpanch Among Seven Arrested In Odisha

Sambalpur: A day after a pangolin was recovered from a quarantine centre in Odisha, the forest department on Tuesday arrested seven persons including a former sarpanch and a businessman on charges of smuggling pangolin scales in Sambalpur district. All the arrested are the residents of Naktideul block in the district. The forest officials have also […]

Pangolin rescued from Odisha's Quarantine Centre will be tested for COVID-19

Cuttack: Odisha Forest department has decided to conduct COVID-19 test of a Pangolin that was rescued from a quarantine centre in the State. It will be for the first time that the swab samples of a pangolin will be sent for testing. On Monday, a team of Athagarh Forest division in Cuttack rescued the Pangolin […]

Coronavirus in bats affecting humans is rare: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that coronavirus in bats affecting humans is a rare incident, maybe, once in a thousand years. Responding to a question asked by IANS at the daily media briefing of ministries about coronavirus pandemic, Head Scientist of ICMR Dr Raman Gangakhedkar said that the […]

Odisha Forest Dept Busts Online Pangolin Smuggling Racket; 8 Held

Athagarh: Officials of Athgarh Forest Division in Cuttack district busted an illegal online smuggling of pangolin recently. Eight persons including a man and his son-in-law have been arrested in this connection. Huge quantity of pangolin scales have also been reportedly recovered from their possession. Authorities informed that the trail of the racket, a first-of-its kind […]

Pangolin smuggling racket busted in Rayagada, 5 arrested

Rayagada: Intensifying its crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking, a joint team of police and forest department officials arrested five persons and rescued a Pangolin from their possession near Gunupur bus stand in the district today. The breakthrough came after the police team intercepted a car after getting information regarding the movement of the gang. “After […]

Pangolin smuggling racket busted, 4 arrested from Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch busted a pangolin smuggling racket by arresting four persons from Ambadiha village under Udala police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Friday night. Two pangolins including a female and a baby pangolin weighing around 13 kgs from their possession, informed CB SP Satyajit Nayak in a presser […]

Pangolin smuggling racket busted in Nabrangpur, 2 arrested

Nabrangpur: Intensifying its crackdown on illegal smuggling of wild animals, Maidalpur forest department officials arrested two persons involved in a racket and rescued a Pangolin from their possession. The accused have been identified as Raisingh Jani and Bhim Jani. According to sources, one Prakash Thauki along with his two other associates had captured a Pangolin […]

Pangolin smuggling: Odisha Crime Branch to seek Interpol help

Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch will be seeking Interpol’s help in tracing linkages of the pangolin scales smuggling racket in China and Myanmar. Crime Branch STF DIG, Himanshu Lal today said that while the main accused in India have been arrested, those who are operating from China and Myanmar are […]