Environment
Man faces hefty fines for selling pangolin
  • | dtinews.vn | February 20, 2020 02:36 PM
A man in Dak Nong Province is facing a fine of VND315m (USD13,600) after catching and selling an endangered pangolin.

  

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Chu Van Thi, born in 1979 in Dak Lao Commune, Dak Mil District, was caught for illegally transporting wild animals.

On January 18, he was caught by the authorities while trying to sell the pangolin in Dak Mil. He was unable to provide licenses or required papers of origin. Thi said that he found the 4 kg pangolin in his coffee garden on January 17 and decided to sell it.

According to the Dak Mil Forest Ranger Unit, the pangolin is a Sunda pangolin which is listed as an endangered species. The pangolin was later released to Nam Nung Natural Reserve in Dak Song District.

On February 20, the police in Dak Mil District announced that they had reported to the Dak Nong People's Committee and proposed an administrative fine of VND315m and seized the motorbike which was used to transport the pangolin.

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