Udupi, Mar 13, 2019: The Forest CID team arrested two people while they were attempting to sell an elephant tusk, which weighed two-and-half kilograms.
The accused are identified as Poonacha of Bollumadu village, a writer in the coffee estate and K M Ganesh, a jeweller from Virajpet, were planning to sell the tusk to a jeweller in Shivamogga.
It is gathered that the CID team after receiving reliable information planned to trap them and conducted a decoy operation. They approached the duo as a prospective buyer and collected all the information regarding the deal.
The team finally nabbed them and seized the tusk which weighed two-and-half kilograms which worth Rs 75,000.
The accused were produced before the Principal Munsiff court and were sent to judicial custody.