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3 from TN held in Kerala ivory racket

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Theni (TN): Three persons were arrested today by Kerala forest officials from Athankaraipatti in this district for alleged involvement in a ivory sale racket at Vallam in the neighbouring state.

Police said the three had links with one Babu Joseph of Kerala, who was the main culprit in ivory racket.

A team of forest officials from Vallam led by Ranger Ajis arrested the three at athankaraipatti near Andipatti where they were hiding.

They were later produced before a Magistrate and taken to Kerala for further interrogation.

The trio had allegedly helped to smuggle and sell ivory, officials said.