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12 Tons Of Red Sandalwood Smuggled To Tibet with 'police protection'
06 February 2008

12 tons of red sandalwood smuggled to Tibet with 'police protection'

(NepalNews) Twelve tons of red sandalwood has illegally been smuggled from Nepal into the TAR via Khasa Bazaar, the Tibetan town just across the border with Nepal. According to the state-owned Radio Nepal, the smuggling took place "with police protection". Quoting local residents of Sindhupalchowk district, Radio Nepal said the police helped a container loaded with 12 tonnes of red sandalwood to cross the border at the Tatopani checkpoint. There were no other details about the case. Police authorities are yet to react to the news report.


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