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Malaysia torches 2.8 tonnes of African pangolin scales

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia (AFP) Malaysia on Thursday torched nearly three tonnes of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9 million in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa. The Southeast Asian nation is battling to clamp down on rife trafficking through its borders of the ant-eating mammals, whose scales are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. Such a huge seizure and torching of it is definitely a blow to smuggling syndicates, Abdul [ ]

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