An officer shows off Pangolin scales seized by the UK Border Force at Heathrow Airport. Photo: Reuters

Pangolin smugglers find new routes, evade customs despite global ban

The scale-covered, ant-eating mammal is prized as an edible delicacy and ingredient in traditional medicine, especially in China and Vietnam as well as across Africa

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An officer shows off Pangolin scales seized by the UK Border Force at Heathrow Airport. Photo: Reuters
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