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900,000 pangolins trafficked worldwide: watchdog

Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked worldwide in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling the illicit trade. As the world’s most heavily trafficked mammal, the creatures are targeted for their body parts which are highly valued in traditional medicine in countries including China and Vietnam, and their meat is ... Read More »

58 Rohingyas rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Chattogram, May 31 (UNB)— Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday rescued 58 Rohingyas, mostly women and children, from the deep sea while they were being trafficked to Malaysia. Two suspected traffickers were also detained from the South of St Martin’s Island. In a media statement on Friday, Coast Guard said that they rescued the victims after learning about the trafficking bid. ... Read More »

17 Rohingyas rescued while being trafficked to Malaysia

Chittagong, May 18 – The Bangladesh Coastguard rescued 17 Rohingyas from the St Martin’s Island while they were being trafficked to Malaysia on early Saturday. Five traffickers were detained from the Dakshin Beach area, said Lt Commander BNM Hamidul Islam, Coastguard’s assistant director (intelligence). “We raided the area after being tipped off about a human trafficking attempt,” he said. Seven ... Read More »