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Pangolin Scales in Singapore Are Seized in a Smuggling Bust

  • As per the reports, customs officials in a statement stated that while inspecting they seized 14 tons of Pangolin scales. They were kept in a 40-foot container which was passed from Nigeria to Singapore. The container was labelled as “frozen beef”. Approximately, 14 tons of pangolin scales were packed in 230 bags, it also contained 180 kgs of elephant ivory. They further stated that the pangolin scale is the most trafficked animal in the world. In Vietnam and China, they are used for medicinal purposes and is eaten as a delicacy. But now they are investing the case to stop trafficking.