5 held for smuggling sand boa from Bengaluru to Mysuru

Five held for smuggling sand boa from Bengaluru to Mysuru

The sand boa that was rescued, in Mysuru.

The mobile squad of the Forest department arrested five persons for smuggling a sand boa (two-headed snake), from Bengaluru to Mysuru, and have rescued the three-feet long snake from them, on Wednesday night.

The arrested are Doddaiah, Hemanth, Yogesh, Ravi and Bharamegowda. Acting on a tip-off that the accused were smuggling the snake in a car, bound for Mysuru, the department personnel intercepted the car near Siddalingapura, and found the reptile, according to DCF Poovaiah.