Pangolin rescued in Ganjam, 5 held
Ganjam: Police on Sunday rescued a pangolin and arrested five persons including two women for smuggling it during a raid at Gunupur new bus stand in Ganjam district.
All the accused hail from Palasa area of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and forest officials conducted the raid at the new bus stand. During the search, the officials found a pangolin from the accused persons and arrested them.
A case was registered against the accused under relevant Sections of the IPC, the police said.