A former cop of Mumbai, who had been smuggling the ambergris, or the “whale vomit” which is used in the perfume industry. This is 7.75 crores of worth. It is prohibited for sale in India as Sperm Whales are a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act 1970. The first accused in this case was a police constable attached to the Pydhonie Police Station. He was dismissed from service on corruption charges in 2016. Both accused are from villages close to the coastal town of Alibag in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. They claim to have found the Ambergris near the seacoast. The case is under investigation.