Odisha STF seizes wildlife body parts, one arrested

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Pangolin scales
Pangolin scales seized by STF of Odisha Police. (Photo: Twitter@OdishapoliceStf)

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police has seized wildlife body parts including pangolin scales and arrested one person in Mayurbhanj district.

Based on information, a team of STF conducted a raid along with Karanjia Forest Official staff on Tuesday at Padagada village under Jasipur Police Station area in Mayurbhanj district, reported PTI.

Around 3.5 kg of pangolin scales, two leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws and 46 parakeets were seized from the possession of the wildlife criminal.

The accused person has been handed over to Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Karanjia for necessary action at their end.

Since 2020 in the special drive against wildlife criminals/poachers the STF has so far seized 25 leopard skin, 13 elephant tusks, 7 deer skins, 11 live pangolins, 19.5 kg of pangolin scales, 2 leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, 46 live wild parrots and arrested 58 wildlife criminals.

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