India: 4 held with snake worth 1.25 million dirhams

Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh): A red sand boa snake was rescued from four persons who were trying to sell it in Balrampur district.

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Forest officials said on Friday that the red sand boa is a rare non-poisonous snake that is used for making certain medicines, cosmetics and in black magic, hence, is in huge demand globally.

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District forest officer, Balrampur, Prakhar Gupta said that red sand boa snake is a rare snake species and costs Rs 2.5 crore (1.25m dirhams) in the market.

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Those arrested on Thursday evening have been identified as Sadan Kumar, Govind Nath Pandey, Babar Khan, Vishal Gupta.

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The police have also seized the car in which the red sand boa was kept.

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Superintendent of Police Balrampur Hemant Kutiyal said they had got a tip-off about the four persons who were trying to smuggle an animal.

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“Police launched a massive checking drive and near Sekhuikala trisection, we spotted a car which did not stop for checking. The police gave it a chase and managed to overtake it. During the search a red sand boa was recovered which was later handed over to the forest department,” the SP said.

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