Udupi: Two persons have been arrested by the Forest CID team when the accused were attempting to sell elephant tusk weighing two-and-a-half kilogram.
The arrested have been identified as Poonacha of Bollumadu village, a writer in the coffee estate and K M Ganesh, a jeweller from Virajpet. They were planning to sell the tusk to a jeweller in Shimoga.
Apparently, based on reliable information the CID team planned to trap the accused red handed and therefore conducted a decoy operation. Approaching the accused as prospective buyer, they gathered all information regarding the deal.
Finally, the team arrested the accused and seized the tusk which weighed two-and-half kilograms which worth Rs 75,000.
The accused have been remanded to judicial custody after having being produced before the Principal Munsiff.