Smuggled unique animals in big numbers have been recovered and seized by the police in Champhai district of Mizoram.
As many as 468 unique wildlife species have been recovered by the police in Mizoram.
At the least 5 folks have been arrested by the police in reference to the case.
The rescued animals embody: 4 tortoises, 11 snakes, 442 lizards, 4 toed sloths, two beavers, one wild cat and 4 patos.
A group of the Champhai police in Mizoram nabbed Gospel Chanchintha (28), a resident of Lawngtlai district in Mizoram, and his 4 accomplices from Zokhawthar, an Indo-Myanmar border city.
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The 5 animal smugglers had been arrested whereas making an attempt to cross the Tiau river with cages containing the animals.
“The unlawful traffickers tried to cross over and evade the police check-gate by strolling on foot and carrying the smuggled unique species by head-load,” a police communique knowledgeable.
All of the recovered animals and the 5 animal smugglers have been handed over to the Customs Preventive Drive in Champhai district of Mizoram.