West Bengal forest range arrested four persons, seize snake venom worth Rs 250 crore


Four persons were arrested on Saturday at West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district and snake venom worth about Rs 250 crore was seized from them, West Bengal forest officials said. 

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The snake venom was kept in five different transparent containers and would have fetched around Rs 250 crore in the market.

This is the second major bust by the Forest department in the region since June last year. The forest department had arrested six persons near Siliguri and seized a consignment reportedly of “cobra venom” valued over Rs 100 crore in international markets last year.

The consignment that was seized in the raid in June was also contained in three glass containers — with the “venom” in liquid, semi-liquid and crystal granules forms. Further details about the arrested smugglers have not been disclosed by the police.

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