Prevention drive

KANCHANPUR: The Kanchanpur district forest office has started a special campaign to prevent the extraction of stones, pebbles and sand from community forests. Directives have been issued to check the removal of natural resources from forests.

Marijuana destroyed

LAHAN: A joint team of Armed Police Force and Nepal Police destroyed a marijuana plantation in wards 8 and 9 of Bishnupurkatti VDC of Siraha district on Wednesday. The plantation covered 12 kattha of land in Simaltoki, Ranaha, Kushmaha and Gadame villages. The marijuana was valued at around Rs 1 million, said police.

Smugglers nabbed

ITAHARI: Four persons, involved in poaching and smuggling of skulls of the wild animal Salak, were caught and handed over to the District Forest Office. Those arrested are Nima Temba Bhote, Ram Rai, Lakpa Sherpa of Dhankuta and Dawa Tenzing Bhote of Sankhuwasabha.