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An Indian who attempted to smuggle a rare species of Sri Lankan Armadillo Scales weighing more than 2 kilos to India was nabbed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) by the customs Biodiversity protection unit last night.

The investigation revealed the suspect had traveled between India and Sri Lanka on hundred times during the past two years.

According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), it is prohibited to trade these endangered animals. (Deepa Adikari)


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  • ajitha Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:56 AM

    These national must be sent to jail they should not be allowed to mess with our wildlife. Already they ahve done enough damage and we dont want them here.

    Truealf Tuesday, 13 November 2012 06:02 AM

    He may have done it 100 times and 101 they have cought. He must be long time jail....

    Pedro Tuesday, 13 November 2012 08:48 AM

    This greed destroys nature.

    NA Tuesday, 13 November 2012 09:24 AM

    Ban him from ever entering Sri Lanka again.

    The Miz Wednesday, 14 November 2012 08:49 AM

    hang him; if not some stern and prohibitive action should be taken. punish one guy to the max and this will stop others considering it.


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