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Six endangered turtles, meant for sale, were seized on Tuesday by a team of police in a raid at Chereng Chapori under Mangaldai Police Station in Assam’s Darrang district.

Acting on a tipoff, a team of police from Mangaldai Police Station, launched a search operation in the house and campus of one Subhash Haldar of Chereng Chapori.

During the raid, the team recovered six turtles besides 4.9 kg of ganja, said a police official.

Police have booked Halder under the relevant sections of the IPC.

Police have handed over the tortoises to the Forest department and necessary legal procedures have been followed.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com