India: 4 accused of smuggling whale vomit, worth 10 crores arrested
A special task force of the police in Khanu has arrested four members of a gang.
who were smuggling black amber (whale vomit).
During the raid, the police found 4.12 kg of black amber, the value of which is estimated to be Rs 10 crore.
Selling whale vomit is an offense under India’s wildlife law.
The substance, which is used to make perfumes, is not the first accused this year to be caught selling black amber.
In July, a few fishermen were arrested in Kerala, including a black amberjack worth Rs 28 crore.
who had returned the fish vomit to the local authorities.
What is black amber?
Ambergris is a waxy substance produced in the intestines of black whales, which is used in cosmetics and medicine.
According to the police, the price of one kg of black amber is Rs 1 crore.