A team of the Guwahati Customs division seized 11.56 kg of a dull greyish, black in colour solid wax inflammable substance, suspected to be Ambergris, commonly known as whale vomit, in Guwahati on Sunday.
”The estimated value of the suspected Ambergris is Rs 26.91 crore in the international market,” an official said.
The seizures were made by the Divisional Preventive force of the Guwahati Customs Division.
Ambrein extracted from Ambergris is used to increase the fragrance of perfumes.
In India, both the sale and possession of ambergris are illegal under Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.