Pranil Gurung (22)  of Gaurishankar-8, Dolakha district

Pranil Gurung (22) of Gaurishankar-8, Dolakha district Photo: MPCD

KATHMANDU: Police on Thursday arrested a man for trading yarsagumba, also known as Himalayan Gold, without licence.

The suspect has been identified as Pranil Gurung (22) aka Bimal of Gaurishankar-8, Dolakha district and currently residing at Baluwakhani, Kapan.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) nabbed Gurung with possession of 975 gram prized herb from Thamel-2, KMC-30 yesterday.

Police said that Gurung has been handed over to the District Forest Office, Hattisar for investigation.

Pranil Gurung (22)  of Gaurishankar-8, Dolakha district

Pranil Gurung (22) of Gaurishankar-8, Dolakha district Photo: MPCD