Ramanathapuram: In a major seizure, police today recovered 155 kg of endangered coral reefs buried near Keezhakarai and arrested three persons.
Police said the seizure followed a tip-off that coral reefs were being mined from the sea off Keezhakarai.
The coral reefs had been handed over to forest department officials, police said.
The Tamil Nadu government has prohibited quarrying of corals after considerable loss of reefs to the point of extinction.
Story first published:
September 03, 2012 15:23 IST