5 Arrested For Smuggling Elephant Tusks In Barpeta


Guwahati: A joint team of police and CRPF personnel has apprehended five persons for smuggling ivory and seized two elephant tusks from their possessions at Assam’s Madulijar village on Wednesday.

Two elephant tusks and a Swift Dzire vehicle along with three mobile phones were recovered and five persons were arrested in connection with it, Barpeta police informed via Twitter.

The search operation was conducted jointly by Howly Police Station, Barpeta Road Police Station, and the 10th Battalion of CRPF personnel. One car and three mobile phones were also seized from them.

The Barpeta Police tweeted, “A joint team of Howly PS, Barpeta Road PS & 10 BN CRPF personal apprehended 5 persons and seized two elephant tusks, 1 Swift Dzire & 3 Mobiles from their possession at Madulijhar at about 5:30 PM on 22.12.2021 @DGPAssamPolice @gpsinghips @assampolice”.


The seized car had Meghalaya number plates with registration numbers ML 05 K 0008.