The Forest Department on Sunday arrested five rhino poachers from Borgang area under Biswanath district. The arrested poachers have been identified as Arfan Ali, Ramkuiba, Mintu Hazarika, Tunmoni Saikia and Puniram Das.
“They have come from Biswanath Chariali town. We have initiated an interrogation,” informed a forest official. The police recovered six mobiles a motorcycle from their possession.
Illegal rhino horn trade has been the main problem facing managers of the rhino-protected areas of Assam. Some other parts like nails, skins have very high value in Asian traditional medicinal market, which has led to increased cases of rhino killing in recent years.