STAFF WRITER 18:44 HRS IST
Kottayam, Aug 5 (PTI) About two litres of snake venom with street value of Rs 20 crore was today seized in the district by excise authorities who arrested two persons in this connection.
The snake venom, used for some medicinal purposes, was recovered from the two men when they were transporting it to some place.
The two were taken into custody and later handed over to forest department officials along with the consignment, police said.
During interrogation, the accused claimed that they had bought the venom from a snake farm owner in Bangalore, police said.