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5 leopard skins seized, 7 wildlife criminals held in Odisha – N.F Times



Bhubaneswar: In a crackdown on illegal trade of wildlife body parts, the Wildlife wing of the Forest department in Odisha today seized five leopard skins and arrested seven persons in this connection.

This was revealed by Principal Chief Conservators of Forests (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda today.

The officials of the Wildlife wing also seized one fishing cat skin, one leopard cat skin and huge quantities of pangolin scales from the arrested persons.

The arrested persons are the members of an interstate gang involved in the illegal trade of wildlife body parts. The officials of the Wildlife wing will soon arrest the kingpin of the gang, said the PCCF (Wildlife).





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