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Cops seize animal pelts from Maruti van; accused flee

Mangalore Today News Network

Kundapur, Mar 11, 2015: A Maruti Omni van which was illegally transporting animal pelts and  horns  was seized by  the police near Koni village here on March 10, Tuesday.





The white colour Maruti van was  passing through the Siddapur-Kundapur road when the  police team tried to intercept it. However, the vehicle sped forth and those inside the vehicle abandoned it  on the HMT Road before fleeing.

Police found 48 animal pelts and horns which were concealed behind the driver’s seat under a tarpaulin sheet. The total value of the seized goods has been estimated at Rs 2.5 lakh. Police said those who have escaped are Nasir from Kandlur and Jabbar, a resident of Kodi.