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3 held with 1.87 kg snake venom powder

Press Trust of India  |  Kishanganj (Bihar) 

A Border Security Force (BSF) team has arrested three persons with 1.87 kg of snake venom powder valued at Rs 14 crore from Bihar's Kishanganj district late last night.

The three have been identified as Nazrul Islam (55), Jainul Abedin (33) and Mohammad Kamrul Hoda (46), BSF Assistant Commandant Kumar Bola said.

While Islam hailed from North Dinajpur district of West Bengal, Abedin and Hoda belonged to Bihar's Purnea district.

The team seized 1.87 kg of snake venom powder which was kept in a glass jar. Two motorcycles and two mobile phones were also seized from them. he said.

The value of the snake venom is estimated to be around Rs 14 crore in international market, the BSF officer added.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of intelligence unit and the 146th battalion of BSF put up a mobile check post at Raskhowa Dhantola road near Qadirganj border outpost during which it intercepted two bikes coming from Raskhowa side and recovered the snake venom.

Later, the miscreants admitted during interrogation that it was snake venom powder kept in glass jar, he added.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 20:30 IST