2 locals arrested for elephant tusk trade worth 20 lakhs

20 Mar 2019 03:04 PM

The Verna police arrested two locals from Margao with elephant tusks trade on Tuesday evening in Verna.

The tusks were worth 20 lakhs rupees. The Verna police arrested 42 year old Shrikant Kanekar from Davorlim Margao and 29 year old Vignesh Karapurkar from Aquem Margao who were found in possession with two elephant tusks weighing 13.310 kg, worth 20 lakhs.

Both have been arrested under section 9, 39, 40, 42, r/w 51 of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972.

Reporter: HIru Mahale | Desk: Clinton Dsouza

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