Saturday, 22 January 2011

Bhutan - Man arrested for selling fake rhino horn

The Thimphu police have arrested a 32-year-old man from Wangduephodrang on suspicion of selling fake rhino horns. The suspect and an accomplice were arrested while on their way to a potential customer’s house in Changjiji on January 14.

Police told BBS that they have been following the man after getting a tip off. The suspect confessed that they bought the fake rhino horn from Lucky Bazaar in India for Nu.750.

He also admitted selling a similar horn to a Lobesa resident in November last year for Nu. 400, 000.

The suspect will be sent to the court for deceiving and cheating. Meanwhile, the rhino horn has been sent to the Department of Forests for verification.

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