Four rhino poachers arrested Karbi Anglong

The Karbi Anglong Police on Friday evening arrested four rhino poachers from Laharijan area and recovered huge amount of arms and ammunition of their possession.

The arrested poachers have been identified as Binod Basumatary, Akhota Teso, Hosto Hemo and Okhopa. They were arrested when a police patrol team was carrying out routine checks in the area.

“They have come from Nalagand. We have initiated an interrogation,” informed police officials.

The police recovered a .22 rifle along with 80 rounds of live bullets 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.

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