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Mangaluru Police Seize Ambergris Valued at Over Rs 1.57 Crore; 3 Arrested

Three people were taken into custody by Mangaluru's City Crime Branch (CCB) police for possessing ambergris, also referred to as whale vomit, following a major operation. The arrests took place close to Pumpwell as a result of reliable information regarding an organization seeking to participate in the illicit ambergris trade.
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In a significant crackdown, the City Crime Branch (CCB) police in Mangaluru apprehended three individuals for the possession of ambergris, commonly known as whale vomit. The arrests occurred near Pumpwell following credible information about a group attempting to engage in the illegal trade of ambergris.

Arrested Individuals

The three arrested individuals have been identified as Pyarejaan (37) from Chikkamagaluru, currently residing in Vittal, Badruddin (28) from Vittal, and Rajesh R (22) from Tamil Nadu. The police acted swiftly based on information indicating the involvement of a group of four individuals in a car in the illicit sale of ambergris.

Seized Items and Estimated Worth

During the operation, the police seized 1.575 kg of ambergris, with an estimated value exceeding Rs 1,57,50,000. Additionally, three mobile phones and the car used by the accused were confiscated. The total worth of the seized items is reported to be Rs 1,62,80,000.

Operation Details

The raid was conducted under the direction of Police Commissioner Anupam Agrawal, with the support of DCPs Siddharth Goyal and Dinesh Kumar. ACP CCB P A Hegde and other CCB staff played a crucial role in executing the operation.

The successful seizure of a substantial amount of ambergris and the subsequent arrests underscore the commitment of law enforcement to curb illegal activities. The illegal trade of ambergris, a rare and valuable substance, has raised conservation concerns. The police operation in Mangaluru reflects the authorities’ vigilance in addressing such activities and upholding the law.

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