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Tiger skin seized on Indo-Nepal border

 


A large tiger skin was seized yesterday morning, 18 January 2012, by officials of the Naxalbari Customs Division on the Indo-Nepal border at Panitanki in Darjeeling District of West Bengal, NE India. A 60 year old Nepalese citizen was arrested. He is said to be a resident of Lumbini in eastern Nepal. A large amount of cash was also recovered from the accused. Customs officials said that it was the first time they had seized a tiger skin at this border post. However, they had earlier seized two leopard skins and a rhino horn.


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