Ivory weighing 45 kg seized in Odisha, two held

PTI | Baripada | Updated: 25-02-2021 02:05 IST | Created: 25-02-2021 02:02 IST
Ivory weighing 45 kg seized in Odisha, two held
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The Odisha forest department on Wednesday seized ivory weighing 45 kg in Mayurbhanj district and two persons were arrested in this connection, an official said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of forest personnel of Udala Range visited Angarpada village at the foothills of Similpal National Park, pretending as buyers of ivory, he said.

''We have laid a trap and caught two persons pretending as buyers. We made a deal with them to buy 8 pieces of ivory at Rs 18 lakh,'' the official said.

The team seized all the eight pieces of ivory from their possession, he added.

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