Red Sand Boa snake smuggling attempt thwarted in Moradabad

The Police and Forest Department arrested three Red Sand Boa snake smugglers in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. Smugglers were on their way to Mumbai with 2.5-feet-long snake. Red Sand Boa snake can fetch as high as Rs 1 core in the black market. Non-venomous Red Boa snakes are in high demand for mythical and medicinal purposes. "The Red Boa snake is protected in Schedule 4 of Wildlife Protection Act and whoever found in trading the snake can be jailed for 7 years", said DFO Kanhaiya Kumar.