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Alleged poacher arrested by UP Police

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Uttar Pradesh Police today arrested a man in Kanpur alleged to be a member of international gang involved in poaching and smuggling of conserved species.

Shakeel was arrested outside Kanpur central railway station by a team of STF sleuths and 11 kg pangolin scale was recovered from his possession, official sources said here.

During interrogation Shakeel admitted that he was in contact with poachers in Itarsi and Baitul, sources said.

The STF said that the price of recovered pangolin scale was around 2,000 to 2,500 dollar in the international market.

First Published: Sat, April 20 2013. 20:55 IST