2 female tusks seized; four smugglers held

Tamil Nadu
Erode, Jan 8: Two female elephant tusks have been seized from four poachers in Kadambur forest area, department officials said.

They claimed this was the first time that female tusks have been seized from Satyamangalam forest division.

Police said forest officials, acting on a tip off, went to the spot and found the four moving about in a suspicious manner. A search revealed the tusks kept in a bag and it was seized, they said.

The four reportedly told officials during questioning that they had collected the tusks from Kadambur forest area. The four were produced before a magistrate last night and remanded in judicial custody, police said.


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