Monday, 5 October 2015

Ivory trader arrested in Delhi

An ivory trader based in Delhi was arrested in a joint operation carried out by forest officials from Kerala, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) personnel and the Delhi police on 2 October 2015. According to the information received by the forest intelligence wing, as many as 40 elephants were gunned down for extracting tusks by the poaching gangs operating in the forests of Edamalayar, Parambikulam, Wayanad and Munnar during the past two years. The documents recovered by the police from the middlemen involved in the illegal trade had revealed that ivories valued over Rs 1.5 crore had been smuggled into different cities in the country from Kerala last year.

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