The 31st Battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Gossaigaon captures a poacher cum smuggler.
This comes conducted an intelligence-based special operation on Saturday inside newly notified Raimona National Park under Kokrajhar district.
The poacher-cum smuggler were transporting 2 ivory pieces in an auto-rickshaw to sell off to another smuggler.
The SSB officials received the input that one person will smuggle the ivory pieces from Jainali village to Raimona in an auto-rickshaw. Thereafter, SSB launched a joint operation with Forest department officials under the command of Viplav Rai, Assistant Commandant and captured a poacher namely Martush Basumatary of Janaligaon village of Kokrajhar.
The SSB capture the poachers while they were transporting two ivory pieces (approx – 12.660 kgs).
The detained person and the seized items were handed over to the Kachugaon forest range office for further action.