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Police have arrested three Bhutanese national in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district with a rhino horn and an elephant tusk.

Acting on a tip-off, forest officials conducted a search operation in Dooars area on Saturday and arrested the suspected smugglers along with the rhino horn and the elephant tusk.

Police officials said the seized rhino horns and elephant tusks were to be sold in Nepal for Rs 50 lakh.

“We found a bag containing a rhino horn weighing 1,030 grams and an elephant tusk weighing around 500 grams,” forest official Sanjay Dutta told reporters.

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