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China seizes biggest-ever pangolin scale consignment

SHANGHAI: Chinese customs seized over three tonnes of pangolin scales, state media said, in the country's biggest-ever smuggling case involving the animal parts. Shanghai Customs found around 3.1 tonnes of pangolin scales mixed in with a container of wood products imported from Nigeria, state broadcaster CCTV reported Tuesday. It estimated up to 7,500 of the creatures could have been killed. The reclusive pangolin has become the most trafficked mammal on Earth due to soaring demand in Asia for their scales for…