WB: Cobra venom worth Rs 200 crore seized in Siliguri

Alipurduar (WB), PTI | Updated : 16 October 2016, 02:12 PM

Cobra venom worth Rs 200 crore was seized from four persons in Siliguri in north Bengal, a forest official said on Sunday.

The venom, kept in five containers, was recovered from four persons from a hotel when a group of forest officials approached them as buyers on Friday, Baikunthapur Forest Ranger Sanjay Dutta said.

The seized venom was said to have come from France via Bangladesh to Balurghat in South Dinajpur district, he said.