In this Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, seized pangolin scales are shown by a Malaysian Customs officials after a press conference at Customs office in Sepang, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
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Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday.Sabah police said over the weekend they had seized three refrigerated containers containing 1,800 boxes filled with frozen pangolins, another 572 frozen pangolins in separate freezers, 61 live pangolins and 361 kilograms of pangolin scales.It said the logbooks revealed that about 22,200 pangolins were killed and 834.4 kilograms of pangolin scales sourced throughout the state and supplied to the syndicate over 13 months.There were occasional seizures of live and processed pangolins since then.
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