Turtle smuggling is going on indiscriminately in Bihar. The demand for turtle is very high in foreign countries. Smugglers have become active in this situation. Powerful medicines are made from the meat and bone of turtle. In Motihari too, three smugglers have been detained along with 34 rare turtles.
Motihari: The turtle smuggling syndicate in East Champaran district has been busted by the forest department. On the basis of secret information, the forest department took action at Mission Chowk of Mufasil police station area and searched three persons in custody and recovered 34 turtles from them. Happened. All three smugglers have been taken into custody.
34 tortoises of rare species recovered: The forest department had received information about smuggling of tortoises in large numbers. After information, a joint team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Motihari Forest Division raided the city’s Mission Chowk and arrested three persons. On searching the bag kept with all three, the turtle kept in it was recovered.
Three smugglers in custody: The three smugglers arrested along with 34 turtles of rare species have been brought to the Forest Department’s office. Where the three smugglers are being interrogated. Smugglers are being interrogated by Motihari Forest Division Officer Shweta Kumari and Wildlife Control Bureau officials.
Supply is done abroad: Experts say that the turtle found in the river Ganges is of a very rare species. Which is smuggled and sent to different places. From where the meat of the turtle and its bone are separated. Then it is supplied abroad. A whole gang of this is active.
Smuggling of turtles is not stopping: These days cases of smuggling of turtles in large numbers from all over India and sending them to foreign countries are coming to the fore. The main reason behind this is that there are medicines made from turtle bone and meat. Especially the smuggling of turtles that live to the maximum age has increased a lot. Because its bone and flesh are used to make powerful medicines. A continuous raid campaign is conducted by the administration to stop the smuggling of turtles.