Acting on a tip-off that three persons were planning to sell a sand boa, a Crime Branch team laid a trap on Retibunder Road on Kharigaon toll post and came across a rickshaw driver with a bag, said an official.
"The rickshaw driver has been identified as Ishtiyaque alias Javed Ahmed Sheikh (38), a resident of Sathe Nagar in Wagle Estate. We checked the bag and found a red sand boa worth Rs 40 lakh in the illegal market," he said.
"We are probing the network of those who caught the snake and the groups that were interested in buying it," he added.
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