Balasore, Aug 16: Balasore forest department officials on Wednesday busted an anti-venom racket and seized 29 live cobras in Panchapalli area of Odisha’s Balasore district. Police have also detained three persons including a woman in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, the forest department sleuths conducted a raid and arrested three persons and seized 29 live venomous snakes from their possession. The snakes were recovered from a couple of Panchapalli.
The forest department officials are now interrogating the three persons for more information regarding the illegal business of snake poison.