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Kenya: found with huge pangolin, poachers arrested

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(ANSA) – NAIROBI, AUGUST 24 – Three suspected poachers were arrested in Kenya because they were found in possession of a huge pangolin, after a report by some citizens of the county of Kwale, on the coast. This was reported by the Citizen Digital broadcaster, telling that the endangered animal, one of the most requested by the black market of rare species, was in the hands of Pas Mwiti, 30, Kabwere Tembe, 26 and Salim Nduria, 22.

“Two of the suspects tried to free the animal and fled – said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations of Kwale -, this prompted the agents to chase the scary mammal with a scaly armor and the two men”. Eventually the trio was captured and transferred to Nairobi and the animal handed over to the rangers of the national body that safeguards endangered species.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the pangolin is mainly traded for its scales, used in traditional medicine in the East and considered aphrodisiacs, and as a particular food. A kilo of pangolin meat can be worth up to 350 euros, while the whole animal can be paid as much as 40,000 euros. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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