Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday said it has seized about 12 kgs of elephant tusks and five pieces of tiger teeth valued together at over Rs 1.14 crore from the city and arrested three person in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, the DRI sleuths intercepted Muslima Begum with two pieces of elephant tusk weighing 4.27 kilograms. She is the second wife of Habibullah who has been allegedly heading the syndicate at Sealdah railway station.
Begum had brought the articles from Assam and was about to hand over the same to her husband in the station, the agency claimed.
“DRI sleuths busted a syndicate involved in smuggling of Elephant tusks and Tiger teeth. About 12 kgs of elephant tusks and five pieces of tiger teeth cumulatively valued at 1.147 crore were recovered and seized on Sunday and Monday. Three persons were arrested,” a statement from the agency said.