Rs 10 crore worth Ambergris seized, 3 arrested

12:00 PM, Monday, August 29th, 2022
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Ambergris Kasaragod : Three persons were reportedly arrested for possession of Ambergris near a Tourist Home.

The arrested accused have been identified as Nishanth K V (41) Kovalpalli of Kanhangad, Siddik (31) Madambillath of Muriyanavi, and Divakara (38) of Kottodi, reports said.

Ambergris worth Rs 10 crore was reportedly seized from them at the Green Land Tourist Home.

Possession or trading of Ambergris, a waxy substance secreted in the intestines of the sperm whale, is prohibited in India under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Ambergris is usually found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture.

 

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