Man arrested for trying to smuggle pangolin scales

Published On: October 19, 2016 04:19 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BANEPA, Oct 19: One person was arrested by the police from Panauti of Kavrepalanchowk along with pangolin scales.

Sonam Singh Waiba, 28, of Chyasingkharka-3 was held Sunday from Panauti in possession of the contraband that weighs 1.7 kilograms. He has been handed to the Area Forest Office, Janagal.

Central investigation bureau of Nepal Police confiscated pangolin scales brought from Madanbas of Chyasingkharka-9 from the arrested.

The international market price for pangolin scale is up to Rs 300,000 per kg.

Waiba will be tried in a case under the National Parks and Wildlife Protection Act, Area Forest Office Ranger Shankar Jha said. RSS


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