Police in South Garo Hills and Baghmara Wildlife Department have arrested three men in possession of a pangolin.
The accused persons are Belty K Sangma, Sengjrang M Marak and Brestwel K Sangma.
Police said the arrest was made during a joint operation yesterday. The pangolin, an endangered species was rescued safely and the matter is under investigation.
Pangolins are among the world’s most trafficked mammals and they are mainly targeted for their scales which are believed to treat a variety of health conditions in traditional Chinese medicine.
The wild animal, a schedule-1 animal under wildlife protection act and highly endangered species, is accorded highest protection under law.