2.5 Kg Ivory Seized From Smuggler In Deogarh

Deogarh: The Special Squad of Deogarh police on Monday arrested one person while he was trying to sell a pair of elephant tusks.

The ivory tusks weigh more than 2.50 kg. The cost of the seizure has been estimated at Rs 15 lakh, SP Raj Kishor Paikray said.

The team which arrested the accused in this case had diguised as customers. The police team was led by SDPO Pratyush Kumar Mohapatra.

“We are investigating further in coordination with the Forest Department to ascertain the links of the trader. A case has been registered in this connection,” said Paikray.