Nigeria Customs Service seizes Pangolin scales worth 930 thousand dollars in North East state

Customs officials in Nigeria’s northeast state of Bauchi have seized contraband Pangolin scales with a Duty Paid Value of N432 million ($930,000).

Umar Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the Zone, disclosed this at a news conference on Monday in Bauchi.

He said the Pangolin scales weighed about 216 kilogrammes, adding that the seized goods contravened section 63 of the Customs and Excise Management Act CAP 45 Laws of Nigeria.

Mr. Abdullahi said the Nigerians should understand that illegal wildlife trade was contrary to the provisions of the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna.


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