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Tag: Wildlife Smuggling

Six elephant tusks seized in Bolangir; one arrested
Six elephant tusks seized in Bolangir; one arrested

Since 2020, the task force has seized 24 elephant tusks and arrested several wildlife criminals involved in the illegal trade.

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Leopard Skin Seized By Wildlife Officials; 7 Arrested

Leopard Skin Seized By Wildlife Officials; 7 Arrested

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Wildlife Smuggling Racket: Poacher With Leopard Teeth, Claws, Pangolin Scales Held In Mayurbhanj
Wildlife Smuggling Racket: Poacher With Leopard Teeth, Claws, Pangolin Scales Held In Mayurbhanj

So far, the STF has seized 25 leopard skins, 13 elephant tusks, seven deer skins, 11 pangolin, 19.5 kg of pangolin scales, two leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, 46 wild parrots and arrested 58 wildlife criminals.

Two Get 6 Months Jail For Smuggling Leopard Skin In Odisha
Two Get 6 Months Jail For Smuggling Leopard Skin In Odisha

This is said to be the first ever conviction of wildlife smugglers in the State secured by the Special Task Force (STF), a specialised wing of Odisha Police set up to curb the organised crime.     

Odisha Crime Branch STF Nets Two Wildlife Smugglers, Seizes 5 Deer Skins
Odisha Crime Branch STF Nets Two Wildlife Smugglers, Seizes 5 Deer Skins

The Special Task Force of the Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday arrested two people on charges of smuggling deer skins in Puri district.

Elephant Tusk Seized In Odisha’s Bargarh, 1 Smuggler Held
Elephant Tusk Seized In Odisha’s Bargarh, 1 Smuggler Held

During the search, an elephant tusk weighing about 3.35 kg and some other incriminating materials have been recovered from his possession.

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.

Wildlife Smuggler Selling Leopard Nails At Rs 5000 A Piece Held In Odisha’s Sambalpur
Wildlife Smuggler Selling Leopard Nails At Rs 5000 A Piece Held In Odisha’s Sambalpur

Officials of Hirakud Wildlife Division with help of the Sambalpur district police arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of illegal trade of wildlife articles.

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Wildlife Smuggling Racket Busted In Jajpur, Rare Chameleon Rescued; 2 Held

Jajpur: In another major crackdown on wildlife smugglers, Jajpur Forest Division sleuths busted a wildlife smuggling racket and arrested two persons in this connection from Bhikipur Reserve Forest area under Jajpur Road police limits in this district on Tuesday. Antlers, tusks and rarest chameleon were seized from their possession. Acting on a tip-off, the forest […]

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Leopard Skin Smuggling Rears Ugly Head In Odisha

Nuapada: After a brief lull, leopard skin smuggling has once again come back to haunt Odisha. A joint team of Chhattisgarh police and Odisha Forest department arrested a person on charges of leopard skin trade in Indagaon near Nuapada on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Bag, a resident of Nangalbod village […]

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Column: Tackling Hi-Tech Wildlife Crime

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Forest and police officials face a big challenge with wildlife smuggling in Odisha going hi-tech. Officials who busted a pangolin smuggling racket recently discovered to their surprise that deals were being made online with criminals operating through WhatsApp groups. The same pattern is obviously being followed for the smuggling of other […]

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