On January 24, Guangxi Fangcheng port traffic police seized a car suspected of transporting 39 endangered pangolins illegally.
Police noticed the car suddenly braking when the driver saw the police nearby. Although there were only two people inside, the entire car looked heavy. Triggering a sense of suspicion that comes with many years of work experience, police found immediately began to track the car.
Upon inspection, police noticed the car reeked with a fishy smell. When they checked the inside of the car, they found a group of wild animals in the back seat, bound together and crammed into compartments.
One suspect immediately fled the scene and the other is now being held.
The case has been handed over to the forest public security bureau, still needs further investigation.
In November last year, we reported that over 100 of these scaly anteaters were intercepted by officials while being smuggled into China from Indonesia.
By Isabel Quan
[Images via Chinanews.com]