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1 held with rhino horn in Dimapur

1 held with rhino horn in Dimapur
Rihno horn seized by police.
DIMAPUR, SEP 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/17/2020 12:48:48 PM IST

In a delayed report, Dimapur police arrested one person for illegal possession of rhino horn from Duncan Basti, Dimapur on September 8.

According to Dimapur police PRO, the seizure was made by a special police team following a specific input that the rhino horn was being sold for Rs.45 lakh.

During the operation, PRO said the accused identified as one Peter Lotha (36) of Yampha village under Wokha, attempted to escape, but was arrested after a hot chase. 

PRO said that the rhino horn weighing about 440 grams and measuring 27cm in length was found concealed inside a dark brown bag. A case has been registered with West PStation, PRO added.

 

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