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Week in Review: Pangolins, Power and Payments

Nigerian customs authorities at the port of Lekki sized a record 7.1 tons of pangolin scales on Wednesday and arrested three suspects. A fourth, believed to be the smuggling kingpin is still at large. The endangered pangolin is now the most hunted mammal on earth and a seizure this large means that, depending on the weight, between 3,000-9,000 of these shy animals were killed. 44kg of ivory was also seized in the raid. Most of these wildlife products are bound for Asia, specifically to China. (REUTERS)

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