Medical Staff Smuggling Pangolin Scales Sentenced to Four Years in Jail | CBCGDF’s Comprehensive Inventory of Scales Seized in 2019: Pangolins Are Endangered Globally
2019/12/26 10:12:00 本站

Editor's note: according to incomplete statistics of the pangolin working group of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), the customs at home and abroad have confiscated 123.477 tons of illegally smuggled pangolin scales since January 2019.


Recently, a reporter from Beijing Youth Daily learned from the fourth intermediate people's Court of Beijing on December 18 that Mr. Wang, who pleaded guilty to the smuggling of pangolin scales, was sentenced to four years in prison and a fine of 40,000 yuan.


The Chinese Pharmacopoeia prescribes Chinese pangolin, rather than the large pangolin scales smuggled into China, long-tailed pangolin scales and tree pangolin scales. The use of African pangolin scales as medicine not only violates the provisions of Article 151 of the Criminal Law of the People's Republic of China and the wildlife protection law but also violates the proposal to increase the Article 98 of the drug administration law of the people's Republic of China.


CBCGDF pangolin working group hopes to supervise the destruction of illegally smuggled pangolin scales on behalf of the public, and finally avoid them re-entering into the market, so as to truly protect the wild pangolin’s population.

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By / Li Xue