Three arrested with pangolin scales

December 28, 2020 10:24 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A squad of security personnel arrested three persons involved in smuggling of endangered wildlife pangolin along with its scale. A joint team comprising personnel from Nepal Army (NA), Armed Police Force (APF) and Chitwan National Park (CNP) administration apprehended the smugglers on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Police on Thursday apprehended five people from Swayambhu, Kimdol of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-15, on the charge of smuggling rhino horn.

DHARAN, July 17: A group of armed smugglers clashed with police at the Nepal-India border region at Debandunj Rural Municipality-3 in Sunsari district late Thursday night.

Four held with red panda hides from Kapan

February 25, 2020 14:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Police have nabbed four persons with red panda hides from Kapan area of Budhanilkantha municipality, on Tuesday.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 27: After betel nut, pea and black pepper, smugglers seem to have turned their attention to dried dates.

Two arrested with illegal drugs

May 28, 2019 08:17 am

UDAYAPUR, May 28: Police arrested two men in possession of contraband narcotic drugs from Triyuga Municipality-5, Udayapur, on Saturday evening.

DOLPA, May 18: Twenty Yarsha smugglers, who had illegally entered a Yarsha-rich area in the mountainous Dolpa district, have been arrested by the police.

Smugglers attack police in Parsa

December 19, 2018 10:13 am

BIRGUNJ, Dec 19: Smugglers allegedly from India on Monday thrashed three security personnel including the in-charge of Padepur police post in Jagarnathpur Rural Municipality-1 of Parsa.

DOLPA, Aug 31: Smugglers are targeting precious idols at the monasteries of Upper Dolpa.  Locals say they are worried with the frequent cases of theft of precious idols from the monasteries.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Thirty-five people faced legal action for their involvement in smuggling of red panda hide alone in Kathmandu in the Nepali year 2074 BS ( April 14, 2017 to April 13, 2018).

UDAYAPUR, April 5: Since the last few days, there has been random chopping down of trees in two community forests and a national forest area of Udayapur.

SIRAHA, March 9: Customs officials seize goods smuggled into Nepal from India, but smugglers manage to flee. This is a new trend that has emerged in customs offices of Siraha in recent months.

SIRAHA, Mar 7: On January 15, a team of customs officers confiscated a huge stock of clothes illegally imported from India from a go-down near Golbazaar Police Office.

NEPALGUNJ, March 5: It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 4:  It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

GAUR (RAUTAHAT), August 11: The wood smugglers in Rautahat have been found to be using vehicles with Indian registration plates for illegal transportation of wood.

Police arrest three 'kidney smugglers'

December 29, 2016 21:37 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Police arrested three individuals who were allegedly involved in taking out kidneys from innocent people by promising them with good jobs. Police made them public on Thursday though they were arrested on December 21 from different places.

BARDIYA, Dec 10: A man was injured when a gang of alleged smugglers and police exchanged fire at Deudakal forest of the district on Saturday.

Four timber smugglers arrested

November 13, 2016 08:08 am

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Nov 13: Four men involved in timber smuggling have been arrested along with weapons from Sukhadghat, Baisebichuwa VDC-1 of Kanchanpur district.

DADELDHURA, Sept 19: Though it has already been a decade since the Maoist insurgency ended, 10 out of 13 customs points along country’s western border has yet to be restored

PARSA, Aug 29: Two groups -forest guard and smugglers - clashed and exchanged fire on Sunday night when a team of forest guards on patrol at Madhuban Mathawal Forest Area spotted the latter chopping trees.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: As in earlier narcotics busts, Nepal Police have blamed the Department of Customs at Nepal’s only international airport-- Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)-for inadequate surveillance on incoming drug smugglers and carriers, and for thus contributing to Nepal becoming a transit point for them.