A joint team of police and CRPF held five persons for smuggling ivory and seized two elephant tusks in Assam’s Barpeta district on December 22 evening.
Based on secret information, a joint team of Howly police in Barpeta district and 10 battalion of CRPF conducted an operation at Madulijhar area in the lower Assam district and intercepted a four-wheeler.
During search, the team recovered two elephant tusks from the vehicle.
The joint team of police and CRPF apprehended five persons for smuggling ivory.
Police also seized the four-wheeler and three mobile phones from their procession.