A person was arrested inconnection with illegal trading of endangered species of pangolin in Assam's Abhayapuri.Pangolins are considered as most trafficked mammal species globally. They aretargeted mainly for their unique scales and meat.
Acting on a tip-off, thesleuths of the Aai Valley division and Abhayapuri forest department managed todetain the person. The accused was identified as Ajit Malo. Apart from being a Pangolintrader, he is associated with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
A study has found thataround 6000 Pangolins were seized from illegal trade 2009 and 2017 in India.