350 turtles seized in Malkangiri; 3 arrested
Malkangiri: Acting on a tip-off, Malkangiri district police and forest officials seized more than 350 turtles weighing three quintals from an auto-rickshaw in Chitrakonda area on Friday.
Police also arrested three persons in this connection and seized the vehicle with Andhra Pradesh registration number (AP-5-TA-7033) in which the turtles were being transported.
Sources at the police department said that the turtles were being illegally transported from Chitrakonda to the neighbouring state for sale.
Police are interrogating the three arrested persons to extract more information on the matter.