M’sia a transit point for pangolin and ivory smugglers

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  • Tuesday, 09 May 2017

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia appears to be a transit point for the illegal trade of pangolins, just as it is in the trafficking of ivory, said a wildlife group.

Traffic South-East Asia senior programme manager Kanitha Krishnasamy said pangolins and its scales smuggled from Africa were transiting through South-East Asia on to other destinations in Asia, or end up in selected markets, especially those in the Mekong region.

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