Five cattle smugglers, including a minor, were arrested and six cattle recovered in a raid at Pakur district, a senior police officer said on Monday.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted a pick-up van and recovered the cattle being transported on the vehicle near Bikrampur mode under Muffasil police station last night, SP Shailendra Prasad Burnwal told reporters.
Three persons travelling in the vehicle, including the minor were arrested, he said, adding, two others travelling on a motorcycle ahead were also nabbed.
Police has confiscated the pick-up van and the motorcycle, the officer said.
Burnwal said police has arrested altogether 12 persons and recovered 56 cattle during the last three days in the district.