In a major haul, police have recovered ambergris worth Rs. 4 crore and
arrested three persons in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Following a tip off, South East DCP Srinath Mahadev Joshi explained that the police arrested the accused near Mico Layout.
“The accused have brought Ambergris from Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru and to make easy money. 4.1 kgs of Ambergris and car used for the crime has been seized,” he said.
Ambergris which means gray amber in French, also called as floating gold, is a waxy substance that originates from the digestive system of the protected sperm whales. From there, ambergris has to float around in the ocean for decades, where it has to harden to become valuable. It is highly valuable as it is used in the high-end fragrance industry. Ambergris was the main ingredient in a super-expensive, 200-year-old perfume.
In another case, Bengaluru CCB Anti Narcotics Wing seized 15 kilograms of Cannabis/Ganja in Jnanabharathi police station limits. The police have arrested 6 accused.
“Close watch is being kept on drug trafficking for new year,” said Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner (Crime).