Malaysian policeman detained for allegedly trying to smuggle 47 pangolins into Thailand

SONGKHLA (Thailand), A Malaysian policeman was detained for allegedly trying to smuggle 47 pangolins worth more than 1 million baht (US$31,700) into Thailand.

The 27yearold man arrived at Thailand's Sadao Customs House early on Thursday, said Sadao customs chief Siripong Wuttinam.

Upon checking the car, officers found a number of sacks containing live pangolins hidden under the bonnet.

The man failed to produce any documentation for the animals, and admitted that the animals procured in Alor Setar, Kedah were going to be sold in Sadao town for export to China.

The man will be charged in the Nathavi Court in Songkhla on Friday.

Source: NAM News Network