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Phu Yen police seize smuggled pangolin

Update: October, 24/2013 - 09:45
— About 49 pangolins were seized while being illegally transported in an ambulance on National Highway 1 through Dong Hoa District in central Phu Yen Province.— File Photo

PHU YEN  (VNS) — About 49 pangolins were seized while being illegally transported in an ambulance on National Highway 1 through Dong Hoa District in central Phu Yen Province.

The provincial Forest Management Department reported on Tuesday that Le Van Truong, 26, the driver, failed to show legal documents to prove the origin of the pangolins.

The driver from central Nghe An Province's Vinh City admitted that he was hired to transport the endangered animals from HCM City to the northern region.

He said he didn't know who owned the vehicle or the animals.

This is the largest animal smuggling case uncovered in the province. — VNS

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