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

ANI  |  Thane (Maharashtra), [India] 

Crime Branch Unit has arrested two persons and seized a pangolin worth Rs 40 from them, an official statement stated.

Further, a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

of Police (Crime) Thane, said: "We did patrolling in the area and set a trap after getting information that two men are coming from Raigarh to to sell a pangolin. We caught them while they were dealing with a client on Tuesday. The pangolin worth around Rs 40 in the international market has been seized from them."

Investigations are underway.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 09:05 IST