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600 kg of Sea cucumber seized in TamilNadu
About 1.25 kg of ambergris and 600 kg of Sea cucumber, meant for smuggling, were today seized from two places here, police said
The seized ambergris, a valuable substance obtained from the sperm whale and used in perfume manufacture, was worth about Rs 60 lakh, they said. The sea cucumber, an endangered coral reef species is a star delicacy in many south east Asian nations, was worth about Rs 19 lakh, police said. They were seized from Seraankottai and Vedalai coastal villages after police conducted raids. They were meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka, they said. No arrest made in connection with the seizures, police said.
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