India: Red sand boa snake worth Rs 1.25 cr saved at Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh
A red sand boa snake, valued Rs 1.25 crore, was saved from five people who tried to sell it in the town of Narsinghgarh in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, a representative replied.
The five suspects, including three juveniles, were detained, the officials added.
According to authorities, these unusual non-poisonous snakes are used to produce other drugs, cosmetics, and black magic, and are in high demand on the global market.
They’re also known to bring happiness and money.
“Our source overheard three people talking on a mobile phone and cutting a contract to sell a rattlesnake at the Narsinghgarh bus station. He instantly alerted the police,” informed Narsinghgarh police station Kailash Bhardwaj.
As per the fundamental research, this snake can fetch Rs 1.25 crore, Bhardwaj continued.
“The condemned said that they had just purchased a snake from the Sehore area of Madhya Pradesh and had come to Narsinghgarh to market it,” he added, adding that the convicted had been prosecuted under the Wildlife Protection Act.