Thane, May 29: Two persons were arrested from Andheri and two sand boas, a rare snake costing around Rs 2.5 crore, were seized from them, police said on Wednesday.
Sr Police Inspector, Ram Balsing of the Navghar police station said that acting on a tip off, the police team of the Navghar police station kept a vigil near the Saibaba Phatak in the town and spotted the duo moving in suspicious manner in the noon around 3pm.
They were apprehended and a search on their person revealed that they had with them the rare snakes.
The police gave the names of the duo as Vazid Hussain Mohammad Yusuf Qureshi, 47 and Shanmbu Acchelal Paswan, 39. An offence under the Wild Life protection act has been registered against the duo, the police said.
These kind of rare snakes are used for medicinal purpose and also black magic and were in great demand abroad.
The PI said that the police are now now interrogating the duo and finding out as to from where they got the snakes and to whom they were to sell the same.