Sea Cucumber Sells: If you are engaged in getting fit, it is evident that cucumber will also be a part of your diet. The cucumber that we eat in a salad is available in the market at an affordable price. But do you know that sea cucumber is sold at a very high price? These days ‘sea cucumber’ is being smuggled on a large scale in the sea areas of India. In Tamil Nadu, the smuggling of sea cucumber is in full swing.
Sea Cucumber Sells for Rs 2.50 Lakh Per KG
According to the reports, ‘Sea Cucumber’ is heavily smuggled in southern India and Sri Lanka. As the name suggests, it will be a sea vegetable, but it is not so at all. It is a ‘special’ sea creature, which is being smuggled on a large scale at the international level. On Sunday, a big case related to sea cucumber smuggling came to light in Tamil Nadu.
The Indian Coast Guard seized 2 tonnes or 2000 kg of ‘sea cucumbers’ of the endangered species from a boat near Mandapam. Let us tell you that the taken sea cucumber value is about Rs 8 crore. The team has handed over the ship along with the seized sea cucumbers to the forest officials. In such a situation, you must be thinking that what is a cucumber after all? Which is being sold at such a high price.
Let us tell you that it is a sea creature, also known as sea cucumber or cucumber or sea cucumber. The existence of this species is in danger. Therefore, it has been kept in the category of endangered marine species. According to the reports, this creature is sold at the rate of 2.5 lakh rupees per kg. According to the information, it is used in making medicines. At the same time, people also use it as food.