Guwahati- Karbianglong police of Assam on Wednesday arrested four persons and seized 16 teeth of tigers from their possession, informed Assam Police spokes person.
Based on an input an operation was launched by DSP(HQ) Diphu, Nahid Karisma assisted by OC, Manja PS and staff recovered 16(sixteen) numbers of teeth of tiger at Birla under Diphu PS as well as arrested 4 (four) persons involved in smuggling of animal parts.
The four suspected poachers were caught with the tiger teeth at Birla under Diphu police station in Karbi Anglong.
All four are suspected to be involved in smuggling of animal parts. An investigation is underway to divulge further details from them, said an official.
Police said they suspected the four to be smugglers of rhino horns as Karbi Anglong shares a border with the Kaziranga National Park, the home to the largest number of one-horned rhinos. Poaching of rhinos is a serious concern in Assam, particularly in Kaziranga.
The recovery of tiger teeth came as a surprise to the police which also suggested the presence of a gang of smugglers targeting the Royal Bengal Tigers found either in the jungles of Karbi Anglong or in Kaziranga.