THANE - Illegal possession of snake venom has landed four persons-in custody of local police near Thane in Maharashtra. They were taken into custody when they tried to sell the venom to a decoy customer sent by police, a senior officer said. On a tip-off, the police had laid a trap at Kapurbawdi area and sent a person to buy venom from them, said senior police inspector J S Kadam.
Over half a litre of venom was seized from their possession worth Rs 1 crore, he said. (PTI)