Sea cucumber being smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

sea-cucumberAbout 200 kg of sea cucumber, an endangered species, worth about Indian Rs 50 lakh and meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka, was seized by marine police from a boat off Mandapam in Rameswaram, the Press Trust of India reported.

Three of the five persons in the boat were arrested, while two managed to escape, police said.

A hunt was on to nab them, they said.