5 held for smuggling pangolin in Prayagraj

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago IST

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 07 (ANI): Police arrested five people from Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Wednesday. They recovered an endangered species of pangolin from their possession. Police are investigating the matter. Pangolins are targeted mainly for their unique scales and meat. A study has found that around 6000 Pangolins were seized from illegal trade in 2009 and 2017 in India.

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