MEN CAUGHT WITH BEAR BILE AND SANDALWOOD
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.