Aizawl: In an awesome success, Mizoram Police On Thursday, 468 unique wildlife species smuggled into the state’s Champhai district have been seized.
The police have additionally arrested 5 individuals within the case.
The animals rescued embody 4 tortoises, 11 snakes, 442 lizards, four-toed sloths, two otters, a wild cat and 4 thongs.
In Mizoram, a group of Champhai police arrested Gospel Chanchintha (28), a resident of Mizoram’s Lavangtalai district, and 4 of his associates from the Indo-Myanmar border city of Jokhawthar.
Mizoram Police stated on Twitter that they won’t enable smugglers to run away with unique wildlife species.
5 cattle smugglers have been arrested whereas attempting to cross the Tiau River with cages containing animals.
“Unlawful smugglers attempt to cross the police check-gate and escape by strolling and carrying the smuggled unique species on their heads. Nonetheless, the alertness, shut monitoring and presence of thoughts of our police personnel on responsibility couldn’t be undermined,” the police launch stated.
The unique animal species seized together with 5 unlawful smugglers have been handed over to the Customs Preventive Power at Champhai via the District Wildlife Crime Management Sub-Unit.
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