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STF nabs 3 wildlife smugglers: tusk, tiger hide recovered

8/02/2021 at 10:22 AM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 8: The Special Task Force (STF), Bhubaneswar has nabbed three wildlife smugglers and recovered two tusks and a tiger hide from their possession.

An STF official said, they got a tip-off regarding illegal trafficking of tusk and tiger hide from Mayurbhanj to Bhubaneswar.

Acting on it, the team in disguise tracked the racket on the outer skirts of Karanjia in Mayrbhanj district and nabbed three persons red-handed late last night.

Chandrakanta Dhal, Malaya Kumar Rout and SK Hasrat were caught with two tusks and a leopard hide.

STF arrested the three accused and seized the valuables.

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