Mangaluru: Four interstate peddlers were arrested by the Mangaluru City police for attempting to sell ambergris worth Rs 2.2 crore.
The arrested have been identified as Jabir M A (35) and Shabad L K (27) from Kodagu, and Asir V P (36) and Sharief N (32) from Kanhangad.
They were trying to sell ambergris at Jeppinamogaru under the limits of Kankanady town police station limits.
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During the operation, the police have seized five mobile phones, a Swift car, Rs 1,070 in cash, altogether totaling Rs 2,25,92,070 including ambergris.
A case under sections 2(32), 2(36), 39(b), (d), 44, 48(a), 49(A), 49(B), 50, 51 of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972 has been book against the accused.