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Tag: Pangolin Smuggling

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Forest Dept Seizes 4 Kg Pangolin Scales In Odisha's Khordha, 2 Held

Forest officials were in contact with the poachers for the last three days and had chalked out a plan to nab them red handed with the live pangolin. 

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Pangolin Poaching In Odisha: Scale Smuggling Racket Busted, 2 Arrested

For its scales and meat and other medicinal properties, it seems as if pangolins have unfortunately become the world's most trafficked animal currently.

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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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Pangolin Smuggling Racket Busted In Odisha's Nabarangpur, 4 Arrested
Pangolin Smuggling Racket Busted In Odisha's Nabarangpur, 4 Arrested

In a similar incident on October 8, a Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police arrested two persons for illegally possessing and transporting a live pangolin near Khordha town.

Pangolin Smuggling In Odisha, Two Arrested
Wildlife Smuggling: Odisha Police STF Rescues Pangolin, Arrests 2 Persons From Khordha

On the basis of reliable information, the STF team conducted a raid on the service road of NH-16 in between Gurujanga and Pitapalli, Khordha about transporting/deal of wildlife and caught two people red-handed with a live 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.

Pangolin Smuggling: PCCF Seeks Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) and Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay has sought the intervention of Crime Branch of Odisha Police to investigate the pangolin smuggling racket in the State. In a letter to the Additional DG of Crime Branch, the PCCF requested the investigating agency to take up […]

Pangolin Smuggling Racket: 3 Including Kingpin Arrested In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough in the pangolin smuggling racket, Athagarh Forest officials arrested three persons including kingpin Ali from Naraj area in Cuttack district on Friday. Athagarh DFO SasmitaLenka informed that Ali was nabbed based on crucial information elicited during interrogation of a Divyang accused, who was recently arrested from Naraj in connection with […]

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Odisha Pangolin Smuggling Racket Has Goa Links!

Bhubaneswar/Athagarh: In what could be a major breakthrough, the forest department officials have managed to extract vital information with regard to smuggling of pangolins, during interrogation of arrested wildlife smuggler Madhab Patra. While the earlier apprehensions pointed at international trade, the latest development suggests that the pangolin smuggling racket in Odisha has links with smugglers […]

Pangolin Smuggling In Odisha: Notorious Wildlife Trafficker Nabbed

Cuttack: In a major crackdown, the forest department officials Friday arrested notorious wildlife smuggler Madhab Patra for his alleged involvement in pangolin smuggling racket in the State. Patra, a member of ‘Sasura-Jwain’ gang was nabbed from Godi Sahi under Narasinghpur area of Cuttack district. A video purportedly showing Patra involved in smuggling the scaly anteaters […]

WCCB Begins Probe Into Pangolin Smuggling In Odisha

Athagarh: A team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) today began investigation into smuggling of pangolins in the State and to ascertain if the racket has any international links. As many as 10 persons arrested on charges of smuggling pangolins in Athagarh area in the last few days were questioned during a marathon interrogation by […]

2 more arrested in Odisha for smuggling pangolins

Cuttack: Tightening noose around the illegal smuggling and poaching of pangolins, two more persons were arrested from Tigiria area in Cuttack district today. With this, the total number of arrests made by the Forest department and the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch has now reached 12. According to reports, pangolin scales and tusks […]

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Team In Odisha To Probe Pangolin Smuggling Cases

Cuttack: A team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) reached Odisha today to investigate pangolin smuggling cases & ascertain whether the racket has any international links, informed Athagarh DFO Sasmita Lenka. As per reports, around 10 persons have been arrested on charges of smuggling pangolins in Athagarh area in the last few days. After interrogation […]

Crime Branch STF nets pangolin smuggler

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch on Friday arrested Jamshed, one of the key accused in the pangolin smuggling racket in Odisha. Wanted in two cases in Madhya Pradesh, Jamshed was arrested from Berhampur. STF IG Yatindra Koyal informed that Jamshed also used to finance the illegal wildlife racket and has links […]

Pangolin smuggling: Six more held, elephant tusk seized

Mayurbhanj: Continuing its crackdown on illegal wildlife trade, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch on Monday night arrested six more persons in connection with the pangolin smuggling case at Ambadiha village under Udala police limits in Mayurbhanj district. Among the six accused, Agnisar Nayak (50), Lalmohan Nayak (45) and Pratap Nayak […]