10 Kg Elephant Tusks Seized In Odisha’s Sonepur

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch with the help of Birmaharajpur Forest Officials seized three elephant tusks, weighing around 10 kg, in Odisha’s Sonepur district on Sunday.

On the basis of reliable information, a team of STF and Birmaharajpur forest officials raided a place near Jubaranisitapur village under Subalaya police limits in the district.

The raid teams arrested a wildlife criminal Ranjan Mahakud of  Jubaranisitapur and seized three elephant tusks, weighing 10 kg, and other incriminating materials from his possession. He was detained and handed over to Birmaharajpur forest officials under Subarnapur Forest Division for necessary legal action, stated an STF release.

Special drive against the wildlife criminals/poachers is continuing. Till date, the STF has seized 27 leopard skins, 18 elephant tusks, seven deer skins, 12 live pangolins, 30.4 kg pangolin scales, two leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, and 46 live wild parrots and arrested 65 wildlife criminals.

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