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Chennai: 2 smugglers arrested with 660 kg wildlife species


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Two smugglers were arrested after a total of 660 kg of wildlife species were seized by customs officials here in a raid conducted on Monday night.
The seized species are estimated to be worth around Rs 7 crore, and were identified as sea horses, pangolin scales, pipefish, and sea cucumbers, among others.
A case has been registered under the Customs Act, Wildlife Protection Act and FT D & R Act.
Earlier on February 2, Customs officials had seized a leopard cub at Chennai International Airport from the baggage of a passenger coming from Bangkok.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 7:47 PM IST

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