New Delhi: Two persons, one of them a dismissed policeman, were arrested with Whale Ambergris or vomit of whale worth Rs 7.75 crore in Lower Parel area of central Mumbai, reported news agency PTI quoting a Mumbai Police official on Thursday. Based on a tip-off, the Mumbai Police crime branch’s unit-3 laid a trap near Sitaram Mill Compound on Wednesday and nabbed two persons with 7.7 kg of Ambergris, valued at Rs 7.75 crore, the official said.Also Read - Maharashtra Crisis: Section 144, Prohibitory Orders Imposed in Mumbai Ahead of Floor Test in Assembly

A probe revealed that one of the accused had been a police constable, whose service was terminated in 2016, when he was posted at Pydhonie police station, he added. The rare waxy substance is used in medicinal products and the manufacture of expensive perfumes. Also Read - After Salman Khan, Swara Bhasker Receives Death Threat Letter, Actress Files Complaint, Mumbai Police Begins Probe

The sale of Ambergris is prohibited by law, as the sperm whale is an endangered species that is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act. Also Read - ‘Your Electricity Supply Will Be Cut Tonight’ | Beware Of New Fraud; Full Details Inside

(With inputs from agencies)