Bengaluru

Two arrested; 3.6 kg of ambergris seized

The police arrested two persons for allegedly trying to sell ambergris, produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. It’s often called floating gold as it is reportedly a sought-after ingredient in the perfume industry.

Given its rarity, it can cost as much as ₹1 crore a kg. The police recovered 3.6. kg of ambergris from the duo. The arrested have been identified as Mohammed Riyaz Ahmed, 58, and Mohammed Ghouse, 51, both residents of Bengaluru.


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