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Nepal: Two Rhino Horn Traders Arrested

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Nepal authorities have arrested two rhino horn dealers identified as Tej BK and Pramod Adhikari. Staff WriterSaving Rhinos website: savingrhinos.org | Blog: Rhino Horn is NOT Medicine | Web series and podcast: Behind the Schemes | World Rhino Day: worldrhinoday.org |More Posts – Website – Twitter – Facebook

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Seven Rhino Horn Smugglers Arrested in Nepal

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Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau has arrested a gang of seven rhino horn smugglers. The accused have been identified as Dipak Bahadur Hamal, Dil Bahadur, Lor Bahadur Gurung, Bhim Bahadur Bishwokarma, Ramesh Hamal, Dinesh Adhikari (“Chari”), and Narayan Shrestha.

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Pardoned Poacher Arrested with Rhino Toes in Nepal

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Authorities in Nepal have arrested a well-known rhino poacher. A notorious rhino poacher who had previously been granted amnesty by the Nepalese government is once again in custody. Ram Sharan Bishworkarma (Ramsaran BK), along with Chhong Palden Lama, were reportedly arrested in Kathmandu with twelve rhino toes in their possession. In 2001, Bishworkarma was sentenced […]

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Two Rhino Horn Traders Arrested in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Police have busted two people for selling rhino horn in Nepal’s capital. Two rhino horn traders – believed to have links to a wildlife trading syndicate – were arrested in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The duo was reportedly apprehended after a scuffle between rhino horn buyers and sellers erupted at a hotel in Chabahil. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI […]

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Rhino Horn and Bear Gall Bladder Smugglers Busted in Nepal

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Two rhino horn and bear gall bladder smugglers have been arrested just outside Nepal’s capital. Undercover police have arrested two members of a wildlife smuggling operation near Kathmandu. The officers posed as buyers and confiscated one rhino horn and two bear gall bladders. Both rhino horn and bear bile are prized ingredients in traditional Chinese […]

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Nepal Youth Organization Calls for Lifetime Jail Sentences for Rhino Poachers

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University students in Nepal are urging the government to award life sentences to rhino poachers. Students from several universities in Nepal gathered last week to demand that the government amend the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act of 1973 in order to impose life sentences for the crime of rhino poaching. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the […]

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Three Arrested in Nepal for Smuggling Rhino Horn

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Kathmandu police have made three arrests and confiscated a rhino horn. Police officers deployed by the Metropolitan Police Crime Division in Kathmandu have arrested three people involved in a rhino horn smuggling operation, and confiscated a rhino horn. The trio had attempted to sell the horn for Rs. 1.8 million (USD $38,553). Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am […]

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