Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese gang of pangolin smugglers jailed over US$17.6 million haul of scales

  • Traffickers given sentences of up to 14 years and heavy fines in one of the biggest cases of its kind
  • The 23-tonne haul would have meant that around 50,000 of one of the world’s most endangered animals had been killed for their scales

Topic |   Crime in China
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock
Pangolins are the world’s most trafficked mammal. Photo: Shutterstock
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