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Indian arrested for smuggling in sea cucumbers to Sri Lanka


An Indian national was arrested for smuggling around 600 kilograms of sea cucumber into Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Marine Police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the Marine Police recovered the sea cucumbers, buried off the Thiruvadanai coast in Rameshwaram district this morning.

Sea cucumber, which plays an important role to maintain the marine ecological system, is classified as endangered species and harvesting them is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act.