Smuggling racket busted
The Odisha police’s Crime Branch arrested four persons who were preparing to sell endangered pangolin at Udala in Mayurbhanj district on Friday night.
Udala is very close to the Similipal Tiger Reserve, spread over vast forest areas in northern Odisha.
“We are ascertaining if a national and international syndicate is involved. The accused are being interrogated for their antecedents and links,” Special Task Force Superintendent of Police Satyajit Naik said.