More pangolin scales seized


Foiled attempt: Paddy with KLIA customs director Datuk Hamzah Sundang (left) and deputy director Abd Wahid Sulong showing the seized pangolin scales in Sepang.

SEPANG: The Customs Depart­ment’s largest seizure of pangolin scales last month has not deterred wildlife smugglers from trying to sneak in another batch of the illicit cargo through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Smugglers tried to hoodwink enforcers by labelling the consignment as oyster shells on the airway bill and gave a fake address. However, their attempt to avoid detection was foiled after Customs officers received a tip-off.

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