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One kg pangolin scales seized in Guwahati; one held

Pangolin scales are used in Chinese medicines. 

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Guwahati: One kg of Pangolin scales was seized by Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and the forest department on Wednesday.

In a joint operation, one person who was carrying the pangolin scales was also arrested from Guwahati.

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The accused, identified as Lobai Boro, 59, of Golflink Pdengshnong in Shillong was arrested during a raid, police said on Thursday.

The scales were brought by arrested Boro from Shillong to Guwahati for trade. A case (no- G/163 of 2022) has been registered at the Guwahati Range of WCCB under the wildlife protection act and the investigation regarding the down and uplink of the wildlife trade is on.

Pangolin scales are used in Chinese medicines. 

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