3 Bhutanese arrested for smuggling rhino horn, elephant tusk
6 January 2019

India: Three Bhutanese citizens were arrested in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district with an illegal consignment of a rhino horn and an elephant tusk, an official said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, forest officials conducted a search operation in Dooars area on Saturday and arrested the accused along with the rhino horn and the elephant tusk.

"We found a bag containing a rhino horn weighing 1,030 grams and an elephant tusk weighing around 500 grams," said forest official Sanjay Dutta.

(Source: The Business Standard)

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