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Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 6 Dec 2018

Malaysian authorities incinerated 2.8 tonnes of seized pangolin scales as part of a government campaign against illegal wildlife smuggling. -  AFP

Malaysian authorities incinerated 2.8 tonnes of seized pangolin scales as part of a government campaign against illegal wildlife smuggling. - AFP

PORT DICKSON (AFP): Malaysia on Thursday (Dec 6) torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth US$9mil (RM37.4mil) in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa.

The country is battling to clamp down on rife trafficking through its borders of the ant-eating mammals, whose scales are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine.

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