India: The STF of the Odisha Crime Branch on Friday arrested one more member of an international wildlife crime syndicate for his involvement in smuggling of pangolin scales. Mohammed Jamshed (42) was arrested from Khaja Street, Berhampur.
On June 19 last year, a person named Samsuddin Khan was arrested from Begunia area of Khordha district and 5 kg of pangolin scales was seized from him. During interrogation, Samsuddin had revealed how wildlife articles were being smuggled from remote parts of Odisha and transported beyond country’s boundary.
(Source: The Hindu)