KATHMANDU: Police arrested three persons in possession of 17 kg red sandalwood from Dhapasi of Tokha Municipality-10 on Tuesday.

A team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau nabbed Niroj Thapa Magar (24) from Tokha-10, Prabesh Gurung (30) from Basundhara, KMC-3 and Uddhav Wayung Rai (31) from Moli VDC-8 of Okhaldhunga yesterday.

Police seized 192 sets of prayer beads made of red sandalwood weighing 17 kg from them.

The suspects have been handed over to the District Police Office, Hattisar, for further investigations and actions.