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400 kg sea cucumber worth Rs 8 lakh seized in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Nearly 400 kg of worth Rs 8 lakh, meant to be smuggled to was today seized from Thoppukaadu in this island town, coastal marine police said.

Fifty eight bags of was confiscated, they said adding the smugglers managed to escape after seeing them.

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: Tue, July 10 2018. 12:05 IST