A joint team of the Sashastra Seema Bal, the Assam Police and the Forest Department on Monday apprehended three poachers in Baksa district and seized several parts of animals from them.

The poachers have been identified as Lankeswar Basumatari, Binod Basumatari and Madan Gayari.

The trio was held from Hapasara-Korebari area of the district.

Two elephant tusks weighing 3.75 kg, a deer horn, a country-made gun, ammunition and other items recovered from them.

The operation was conducted following a tip-off about the poachers’ activities in the area.

The SSB said that the three poachers were involved in poaching of an elephant at Jamguri forest two weeks ago and had cut off its tusks.

As per details provided by the officials, the poachers kept the elephant tusks at home to sell them later.

All the poachers are being interrogated at the Simla police station and investigators suspect they were involved in earlier poaching cases too.

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