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2 including an Indian arrested for smuggling birds in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Nepalese Police have arrested two foreign nationals, including an Indian, on charges of smuggling six endangered birds, from the Tribhuvan International Airport here.

The duo were arrested yesterday with six live Eurasian eagle-owls. They were identified as Mohammad Sumelan (30) from and Faisal Mohammad from Qatar.

Police nabbed them when they were about to board a Qatar Airlines flight.

The species, also known as 'Bubo bubo', is included in theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened species.

Further probe is on, police said.

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First Published: Sat, November 26 2016. 20:22 IST