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500 kg sea cucumber worth Rs 10 lakh seized in TN

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

weighing around 500 kg and valued at Rs 10 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized at Mandapam near here today, Marine police said.

A boat used to smuggle the has also been seized, they said.

The occupants of the boat escaped after seeing the police personnel.

Sea cucumbers, classified as endangered species and their harvest banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, are in demand in South-East Asian countries.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:25 IST