Over 140 kg of pangolins seized in Ha Tinh

VOV.VN -Police in Ha Tinh province have uncovered an operation involving the illegal transportation of live pangolin, listed on the Red List of endangered species, weighing a total of 140 kilogrammes.

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Photo: Duc Hung/Vnexpress
The animals were discovered after police performed a search on a suspicious 16-seater vehicle that was travelling from the Cau Treo international border gate to the town of Tay Son in Huong Son district at 12:00 on July 29. At the scene, officers discovered 30 live pangolins which had been hidden behind the driver.

The suspects were identified by the authorities as Phan Van Dung and Nguyen Thi Lai.

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Over 140 kg of pangolins are seized in Ha Tinh (Photo: Duc Hung/Vnexpress)

The two traffickers admitted to being hired by a Lao national for the purpose of transporting the pangolins across the border into Vietnam where they were to hand them over to buyers.

 The case is under further investigation.

VOV

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