2 held with 1.5 kg Pangolin scale from Koteshwor

KATHMANDU: A police team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested two persons in possession of 1.5 kg Pangolin skin from Koteshwor.

The arrestees have been identified as Rukman Bahadur (40) of Lakhure, Ramprasad Rai Rural Municipality-4, Bhojpur and Bhaibindra Bahadur Magar (27) of Miklajung Rural Municipality, Panchthar, currently living in Tokha Municipality, Kathmandu, spokesperson of the CIB SP Shyam Kumar Mahato said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the duo while they were trying to sell the Pangolin scale illegally.

Police have sent both of them to the Division Forest Office, Hattisar for further investigation.


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