Guwahati: Forest officials in the Morigaon district of Assam recovered an elephant tusk during a raid.
As per reports, the raid was conducted in the Tengatoli area of Laharighat in Morigaon.
They seized an elephant’s tusk weighing approximately 2.5 kg.
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The tusk was recovered from the residence of Asmat Ali based on source input.
The forest department detained Ali for further investigation immediately.
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While it is quite uncommon in Assam for elephants to be poached, smugglers usually steal the tusk from dead elephants as the ivory is sold at a high price in the black market.
The forest officials are investigating the matter.
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