अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
cyfy
Home » IANS » Over 10 kg elephant tusk recovered in Bengal

Over 10 kg elephant tusk recovered in Bengal

By IANS
Published on :

Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) About 10.5 kgs of elephant tusk was recovered in Bengal and two persons were arrested, an official said on Friday.

“Officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered around 10.5 kgs of elephant tusk ivory on Thursday at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station from the possession of two persons including a lady,” an official said.

The accused persons were travelling on Kamrup Express from Assam to Howrah carrying six pieces of elephant tusk.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the tusk was extracted from poached elephants in the forested areas of Karbi Anglong in Assam and was being carried to Kolkata for export to South Asian countries via Bangladesh, a DRI official said.

Indian (Asian) Elephant (Elephas maximus) is listed in of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and also listed in the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.

–IANS
bdc/pgh/nir

(This story has not been edited by Newsd staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
(For more latest news and updates Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter. Download our mobile app )

Latests Posts