Cameroon authorities have seized 250 kg of pangolin scales in the country’s eastern region, officials said Tuesday. Officials of the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife said the scales were intercepted in Lom division of the region during a recent operation carried out by its agents in collaboration with a wildlife law enforcement body. A suspect, who was not identified, was detained and would face court charges, the officials said. Pangolins, are critically endangered. Trade-in pangolins is illegal in Cameroon. The country’s law on wildlife stipulates that anyone caught in possession of parts or whole of protected species shall be considered to have killed the animals and will be punished accordingly.
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