Two men nabbed with deer musk worth Rs 2 cr in Thamarassery

Accused CK Prasad and Mohammed

Mukkam: Officials of the Kerala Forest Department nabbed two men for allegedly carrying deer musk worth Rs 2 crore in Thamarassery. The accused have been identified as Karnataka native CM Mohammed (53) and Kottayam native CK Prasad (54).

The accused were arrested during a combined inspection carried out by Kozhikode and Kannur flying squads following secret information received by Kozhikode forest conservator Narendra Babu. The team conducted inspections near Thamarassery bus stand on Tuesday at around 4 pm.

Deer musk is extracted from the 'musk pod' found in the deer's abdomen, after it has been hunted and killed, and is used mainly to manufacture aromatic substances and drugs.

After receiving secret information regarding the musk possessed by the accused, officials of the forest department approached them in the guise of customers. Later, the accused were nabbed after officials made a deal with them to receive the musk from the Thamarassery bus stand.

The officials said that the accused Mohammed had been actively involved in black magic also. The investigation team has received no clue from where they secured the musk.

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