Assam police on Tuesday apprehended
Acting on specific information, a team of Bokakhat police conducted a search operation and nabbed one of the suspected smugglers, identified as Bhatta Bahadur Thapa.
Police also recovered a rhino horn from his possession which he hid it at his house.
Thapa was previously involved in rhino horn poaching incidents, police informed.
Upon interrogation, he revealed the identity of another suspected smuggler, namely Badheshwar Sinta. He was also taken into custody from a nearby house.
Meanwhile, a case under relevant sections has been registered against the duo.
An investigation to unearth further linkages is on.