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Updated February 1st, 2024 at 19:02 IST

Manipur: Two Held For Smuggling Exotic Bird, Animal Species worth Rs 70 lakhs

Two persons arrested for smuggling exotic bird and animal species in east Mizoram's Champai Town.

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Manipur: Two Held For Smuggling Exotic Bird, Animal Species worth Rs 70 lakhs | Image:PTI
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Aizawl: Assam Rifles personnel with officials of Mizoram forest department have arrested two persons for smuggling exotic bird and animal species in east Mizoram's Champai Town, the paramilitary force said in a statement on Thursday.

The incident happened near the Myanmar border on Wednesday, it said.

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The persons aged 20 and 29 years were arrested for smuggling the exotic species worth Rs 68.4 lakh, it added.

The animals and birds were hidden in iron cages and plastic baskets and were being brought to Aizawl from Zokhawthar on the Indo-Myanmar border, it said.

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The rescued exotic species as well as the accused were handed over to the forest department in Champhai for further legal proceedings, it added. (With inputs from PTI) 

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Published February 1st, 2024 at 19:02 IST

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