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.