MEN CAUGHT WITH BEAR BILE AND SAN­DAL­WOOD

Business Bhutan - - Money -

A 48-year-old man is in Phuentshol­ing po­lice cus­tody af­ter he was caught car­ry­ing bear bile. Phuentshol­ing po­lice ap­pre­hended the man from Rinchend­ing check post on Wednesday dur­ing a se­cu­rity check. The man was also car­ry­ing cash amount­ing to nearly Nu 200,000.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, a 29-year-old In­dian man was caught try­ing to smug­gle in 108 kilo­grams of san­dal­wood. The po­lice ap­pre­hended him from the sec­ond bor­der en­try gate in Phuentshogling.

The po­lice in the bor­der town are car­ry­ing out strin­gent in­spec­tions at the en­try points as se­cu­rity is beefed up ahead of the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion of the Third Na­tional Par­lia­men­tary Elec­tion.

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