Convicted ivory trader, who was on the run, arrested

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police's Central Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday it arrested a fugitive who was convicted of illegally trading on ivory by the Kathmandu District Court.

Police identified him as 41-year-old Tenzing Sherpa, a permanent resident of Tatopani, Sindhupalchok. He was arrested from Tusal of Bouddha area in the Capital today.

He has been sent to the Central Jail for the execution of seven-year jail term that the district court had slapped on him on January 6.

A total of 64 pieces of artefacts made of ivory, including necklaces and rings and 62 kg of red sandalwood was seized from a Toyata vehicle (Ba 2 Cha 8200) parked at a garage, Auto Clinic, on January 12, 2013.

He was on the run ever since.