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2 arrested for smuggling 5kg ivory in UP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men were arrested by police in in for allegedly smuggling 5kg ivory, an working for animal rights said here today.

The traffickers were arrested by the Special Task Force of the Police, with the help of Wildlife SOS and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, according to a statement by the

"They were arrested while travelling in an SUV from Pratapgarh to Allahabad," the statement quoted Chaturvedi, Additional Superintendent of Police of the UP STF, as saying.

A non-bailable warrant had been pending against one of the accused for illegally holding an elephant captive, the NGO claimed.

"It appeared that the accused chopped off the elephant's tusk for ivory. The ivory has been seized by the police," the statement added.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:48 IST