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Snake Venom worth  Rs. 100 Crores seized by SSB

New Delhi- (13 September, 2017) – 63rd  Battalion Barasat of Sashastra Seema Bal seized three jars of Cobra venom and apprehended 03 persons in joint operation with personnel of Forest Office Barasat(West Bengal) and Police Narco cell Kolkata. It was a well co-ordinated operation based upon specific information.

The cost of seized item as per international market rate is approximately 100 crores. The seized three jars of Cobra venom are having venom in the form of liquid, crystal and powder. This Cobra venom is very much in demand in China for medicine purpose specifically used for radio therapy, for cancer treatment, for powder for maddening drugs etc.

The apprehended persons are:-

1)    Narayan Das, 26 Years, from Madhygram  , North 24       Pargana(WB).

2)    Debojyoti Bose, 43 Years, Tolygunj, Kolkata(WB).

3)  Buddhadev Khanna, 40 Years, Jadavpur, South Kolkata(WB)

The venom was meant to be smuggled to China through Siliguri Corridor in three conspicuous jars. The three nabbed persons are part of an international gang that smugglers snake venom to the neighbouring country. The forest department has taken possession of the venom.

The Sashastra Seema Bal and the customs department had also carried out a major operation in Siliguri this may, resulting in the arrest of two people and seizure of venom worth of Rs. 70 crore.  

                                     



Source: Snake Venom worth Rs. 100 Crores seized by SSB 

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