Operation “Kachchhap”:

  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted a successful operation called
  • This operation resulted in the recovery of the 955 live baby turtles, including species like
    the Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Flapshell Turtle, Crown River Turtle, Black Spotted/Pond
    Turtle, and Brown Roofed Turtle.
  • The DRI had received intelligence about a syndicate engaged in the illegal trafficking and
    trading of these turtles, some of which are considered vulnerable or near-threatened
    species according to the IUCN Red List and are protected under the Wildlife (Protection)
    Act, 1972.
  • This operation is part of the DRI’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and
    combat illegal wildlife trafficking.