2 hung on chargeof smuggling turtles
The forest personnel arrested two persons of Malkangiri district in Odisha and seized 437 live Indian softshell turtles at Burugupudi check-post while they were being carried in a van in the early hours of Sunday.
According to Gokavaram Forest Variety Officer (territorial) V. Durga Kumar Babu, the 2 persons– Jayadeb Ray and Bolachu– belong to Lachupeta in Malkangiri district. They procured the turtles from Ravulapalem in East Godavari district. The supplier in Ravulapalem is yet to be traced. Investigation is on.
The jailed were produced in court in Rajamahendravaram. “We will release the turtles into the Godavari,” said Mr. Durga Kumar Babu.
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