Five held with homemade guns, endangered animal organs from Shey-Phoksundo National Park

Published On: January 16, 2021 01:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DOLPA, Jan 16: Five persons were arrested with illegal possession of homemade guns and endangered animal organs from the Muh area of the Shey-Phoksundo National Park.

The arrestees include Man Bahadur Budha, Chandra Bahadur Budha, Gokarna Budha, Chandra KC and Surya Bahadur Budha of Tripurasundari Municipality of the district. They were apprehended from their homes.

According to National Park Warden Saroj Mani Poudel, they were arrested with gun bullets, explosive devices, wires and different organs of endangered animals --- horn of yak filled with gunpowder and teeth of musk deer -- among others.

The authorities are investigating them under the wildlife trafficking charge.


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