Army man carrying tusks arrested at Srinagar airport

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An army man was detained by Jammu and Kashmir police at Srinagar Airport on Sunday for carrying elephant tusks in his baggage.

Two elephant tusks seized by J&K police at Srinagar Airport

The soldier working as a cook in the army was detained at Srinagar Airport for illegally carrying elephant tusks. However, an official said that they have detained him and further investigations are going on.

Pertinent to mention, tusks are one of the highly prohibited items and cannot be carried or brought or taken from one place to another. It is banned under the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). The Wildlife Act of India, 1972 also prohibits the trade of ivory tusks.

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