3 from Tamil Nadu held in Kerala ivory racket (India)


Times of India

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THENI: Three persons were arrested on Thursday by Kerala forest officials from Athankaraipatti in this district for alleged involvement in a ivory sale racket at Vallam in the neighbouring state.

Police said the three had links with one Babu Joseph of Kerala, who was the main culprit in ivory racket.
A team of forest officials from Vallam led by Ranger Ajis arrested the three at athankaraipatti near Andipatti where they were hiding.
They were later produced before a Magistrate and taken to Kerala for further interrogation.
The trio had allegedly helped to smuggle and sell ivory, officials said.