In each of these questions, a paragraph is given that has blank in it. Five sentences (1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) are suggested. Out of these, only one fits the blank in the context of the paragraph. Pick that sentence as the answer.

Despite strict enforcement, ease of transport leads thousands, including endangered species, to be smuggled abroad. …………………………………………………………………….. .The detection of a staggering 58,442 smuggled amphibians over five years, demonstrates the persistence of the illegal trade despite increasing enforcement, reveals the recently-conducted study by researchers from Freeland India and Turtle Survival Alliance.

A The opportunities for exploiting wastewater as a resource are enormous. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B When public awareness of pollution is limited, the cost of pollution to our health and the ecosystem is huge. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C This is just the tip of the iceberg, and the actual seizures could be much higher. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D As the smuggling networks strengthen, India continues to bear the ignominy of being the source of the illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtles (TFT). Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The passage talks about India continuing to be a safe haven for turtle trade although, there has been an attempt to enforce stringent laws. Only option d fits as a logical progression of this idea. The other options talk about pollution and wastewater which do not fit the context. Option c talks about seizures of smuggled turtles but the information comes in later in the passage.

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