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Two people arrested for smuggling Pangolin a highly endangered Animal in Mumbai

Two people arrested for smuggling Pangolin a highly endangered Animal in Mumbai.

Two men were arrested by the Thane Central Crime Unit on Tuesday when they tried to sell Pangolin, a highly endagered animal. They came to Thane from Palghar to sell the animal. Investigation is still going on to find out from where they got the animal.

The police officials got information from an anonymous source
telling that two men are comin to Thane to sell an endangered animal. The police set up a trap on Mumbra-Panvel Road to arrest those men.

“we caught two people, one is identified as Sagar Maruti Pawar, 33, and Abdul Jalil Yunus Mahmrut, 54, both from Palghar. When we searched them, we found a bag in which Pangolin was wrapped with a cloth”, said Dipak Deoraj, Deputy commissioner of police(DCP) Thane.

He further added that they are investigating the case to find out the racket which seems to be a big one, they have also alerted the forest department regarding the issue.