Thane Crime Branch Unit while talking to media persons on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Thane Crime Branch Unit while talking to media persons on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Police arrest two men, seize endangered pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh

ANI | Updated: Jan 09, 2019 08:36 IST

Thane (Maharashtra), [India], Jan 9 (ANI): Thane Crime Branch Unit has arrested two persons and seized a pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh from them, an official statement stated.
Further, a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Thane, Deepak Deoraj said: "We did patrolling in the area and set a trap after getting information that two men are coming from Raigarh to Thane to sell a pangolin. We caught them while they were dealing with a client on Tuesday. The pangolin worth around Rs 40 lakh in the international market has been seized from them."
Investigations are underway. (ANI)

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