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150 kilogram of sea cucumber seized in Ramanathapuram district, two held

Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi.

Published: 16th January 2018 12:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th January 2018 12:29 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RAMESWARAM: Sea cucumber weighing around 150 kg and worth about Rs 25 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized from Erwadi, about 70 kms from here and two persons arrested in this connection, marine police said.

A boat used to smuggle the sea cucumber had also been seized, they said.

Investigation is on.

Sea cucumbers, classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, are in demand in South-East Asian countries.
 

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