Officials Find Traffickers Selling Bags And Bags Of The Saddest Thing

By: /The Dodo  What Ivory Coast officials found in bags last week is being called the largest bust of its kind in West Africa. It’s also being called a massacre.

An estimated 4,000 pangolins were killed for the scales that traffickers were trying to sell and ship to China, where the scales. There, the scales — which are made of keratin, the same material as our fingernails — are believed to have medicinal properties.

RT Reuters "Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scales" (via…

Posted by World News Updates on Friday, July 28, 2017

The scales were stuffed into bags weighing just over 3 tons and were worth approximately $80,000.

Eight suspects found with the shipment were arrested.

Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scalesIvory Coast has seized three tonnes of pangolin scales and arrested…

Posted by SABC News Online on Friday, July 28, 2017

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