Guwahati: The Assam police arrested two people for alleged possession of a fake rhino horn in Assam’s Nagaon district.
They have been identified as Kashem Ali and Abdul Ali. Both were residents of the Kaliabor area.
Both were suspected to be poachers and involved in wildlife crimes.
According to sources, after getting specefic inputs, the Karbi Anglong police and Nagaon police arrested two suspects involved in wildlife trade.
During the operation, the police team tracked them at the Kellyden TE area under Missa Outpost area in Nagaon.
On checking them the police recovered a fake rhino horn from their possession and immediately arrested them.
Both of them have been suspected to be poachers and are being interrogated.
The police also recovered a motorcycle bearing registration AS02AA1980 and two mobile handsets.
All the items have been seized by the police and further investigation is underway.
“We have seized the fake rhino horn and both were interrogated. They suspect that both were involved in wild life trade,” said a police source.
Sources said there is big market of smuggling rhino horn in China. In China, the rhino horns are used in medicine.
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