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2 arrested with pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh in Maharashtra’s Thane

Crime Branch Unit seized a Pangolin, reportedly worth Rs 40 lakh, and arrested 2 people, on Tuesday in Maharashtra’s Thane.

ANI | Updated: 09 Jan 2019, 10:32:46
Crime Branch Unit seized a Pangolin Crime Branch Unit seized a Pangolin

Thane (Maharashtra): Crime Branch Unit seized a Pangolin, reportedly worth Rs 40 lakh, and arrested 2 people, on Tuesday in Maharashtra’s Thane. A case has been registered under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act 1972. Pangolin scales are used in traditional Asian medicine, particularly in China and Vietnam. 

The animal’s scales are made of keratin, the same material that makes human fingernails and hair, and they have no proven medicinal value, and are also used as jewellery and decorations for rituals.


First Published: 09 Jan 2019, 10:32:46

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