30 Nov '17, 7am

Malaysia seizes 337 kg of pangolin scales worth nearly $1 million

Malaysia seizes 337 kg of pangolin scales worth nearly $1 million

The 337 kilograms of pangolin scales had been mailed from Sarawak and Sabah in 13 different boxes, and were being exported to Hong Kong. With this latest seizure, Malaysian customs officials have confiscated a total of 15,000 kilograms of scales in just seven months, according to TRAFFIC. The origin of the scales is still unknown, officials say. Malaysian customs officials have seized 337 kilograms (about 743 pounds) of pangolin scales from Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA’s) mail and courier centre. The scales had been mailed from the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah, located on the island of Borneo, in 13 different boxes, and were being exported to Hong Kong, KLIA Customs Director Abdul Wahabi Abdullah said at a press conference. The consignments, which were discovered on November 16 and 17, are estimated to be worth more than four million Malaysian Ringgi...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/11/malaysia-seizes-337-kg-...

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