Sea cucumber seized, one arrested

About 40 kgs of sea cucumber, an endangered marine species, were seized and a man was arrested at nearby Mandapam Monday, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 27, 2014, 11:47 AM IST

Rameswaram: About 40 kgs of sea cucumber, an endangered marine species, were seized and a man was arrested at nearby Mandapam Monday, police said.

The value of the seized sea cucumber was estimated to be around Rs 40 lakh in international market, they said.

Trade of sea cucumber, protected under the Wilde Life Act, is prohibited.

It is in demand in Asian countries such as Sri Lanka for medicinal use.