376 turtles seized, 3 Arrested in Malkangiri


Malkangir(Samaya Bureau): Police today seized more than 370 from a vehicle and apprehended three persons in this connection in Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri district.

According to sources, the turtles were being illegally transported from Chitrakonda to Andhra Pradesh in the van.

Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths intercepted the vehicle and seized the turtles and arrested the three persons allegedly involved in the smuggling racket from the van.

Forest officials were immediately informed about the seizure who have started an investigation.