4 Nabbed With Rare Red Sand Boas

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  • 4 Nabbed With Rare Red Sand Boas in Indore.
  • Five snakes worth Rs. 2.25 crore recovered.
  • Rescued snakes have been taken to the Kamla Nehru Zoo.

Madhya Pradesh: Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested 4 people with 5 rare red sand boas in Madhya Pradesh”s Indore district. The endangered snakes are used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries an official said.

“Acting on a tip-off, an STF team intercepted a motorcycle in Khudail area and nabbed four men carrying the snakes in bags,” STF superintendent of police Manish Khatri said. The five snakes have valued at Rs 2.25 crore in the illicit market, he further added.

As per sources, the rescued reptiles have been taken to the civic-run Kamla Nehru Zoo. Police are on the lookout for the other accused involved in the racket. Red sand boa, popularly known as a two-headed snake, is listed under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. PTI HWP LAL

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