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Nation Other News 19 Jun 2019 Mumbai man arrested ...

Mumbai man arrested for possessing whale vomit worth Rs 1.7 crore

PTI
Published Jun 19, 2019, 10:51 am IST
Updated Jun 19, 2019, 11:10 am IST
Ambergris is soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether and certain volatile and fixed oils.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and forest department officials laid a trap on Saturday in the Cama Lane of suburban Vidyavihar area and arrested Rahul Dupare, police said. (Representational Image)
 Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and forest department officials laid a trap on Saturday in the Cama Lane of suburban Vidyavihar area and arrested Rahul Dupare, police said. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: A 53-year-old man who had come to sell 1.3 kg of ambergris -- or whale vomit -- worth Rs 1.7 crore was arrested in Mumbai, police on Tuesday.

Ambergris is a waxy substance that originates as a secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale, found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture.

 

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and forest department officials laid a trap on Saturday in the Cama Lane of suburban Vidyavihar area and arrested Rahul Dupare, police said.

"We seized 1.3 kg of ambergris, worth Rs 1.7 crore, from him. It is a prohibited item. We have registered a case under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act and have arrested Dupare," a police official said.

The sperm whale is an endangered species protected under the Wildlife Act.

Ambergris is soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether and certain volatile and fixed oils.

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Location: India, Maharashtra




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