The Special Operation Group (SOG) of Bengal CID and BSF successfully held three men while smuggling snake venom of worth Rs. 100 crores from Barasat in North Parganas and seized venom.
CID officials said that venom packed in three glass jars before being packed in wooden cartons and to be smuggled to China through Bangladesh. He also said that usually venom is extracted from the snakes in the dense forests of Myanmar and Thailand.
Officers revealed their identity as Narayan Das(26) of Madhyamgram, Debajyoti Bose(43) of Tollygunge and Buddhadeb Khara(40) of Jadavpur. To know their roots the agency’s special operations group is searching for at least one more person in connection with the racket.
According to the sources, this success is the result of a special joint operation of the CID officers and BSF as they were tracking the accused since Friday. Officials approached the accused trio as customers and offered to buy the venom. The trio demanded Rs. 5 lakh for a minimum quantity and to gain their confidence, the officers even showed them a briefcase full of notes.
As per sources, the trio was trapped and agreed to deliver the venom on Tuesday. CID caught them at the time of delivery and this seizure is apparently CID’s biggest haul of snake venom.