Youth held with pangolin hide and scales from Tokha

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested a youth in possession of a hide and scales of the endangered pangolin from Tokha Muncipality-3 of Kathmandu.

Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Rajiv Lama of Thanapati VDC-2 in Nuwakot district.

A special police team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau had arrested Lama along with body parts of the protected animal.

Meanwhile, the suspect and the seized items have been sent to the Kathmandu District Forests Office for further investigation and action.