Police arrest two men, seize endangered pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh

Thane: Thane Crime Branch Unit has arrested two persons and seized a pangolin worth Rs 40 lakh from them, an official statement stated.

Further, a case has been registered under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Thane, Deepak Deoraj said: “We did patrolling in the area and set a trap after getting information that two men are coming from Raigarh to Thane to sell a pangolin. We caught them while they were dealing with a client on Tuesday. The pangolin worth around Rs 40 lakh in the international market has been seized from them.”

Investigations are underway.