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300 kg sea cucumber worth Rs 6 lakh seized in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Nearly 300 kg of seacucumber valued at Rs 6 lakh, meant to be smuggled to was seized at near here today and one person arrested in this connection, marine police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of marine police went to the spot and seized the sea cucumber, which was being loaded onto a boat, they said.

Sea cucumbers are classified as endangered species and their harvest is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.

These are in great demand in South-East Asian countries.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 19:00 IST