Palpa, Dec 5,2014: Police have taken control a large catche of rhododendron barks being hiden in a shop of Baldhenggadi VDC of Palpa district.
Police arrested Min Bahadur Raskoti and seized three sacks of rhododendron barks he had hidden at his shop which is some 15 minute away from police station.
It is learnt that the smugglers have been supplying high value medicinal plants from remote VDCs of the district including Baldenggadi, Juthapauwa and Satyabati VDCs to Saljhandi of Rupandehi district.
According to locals, the illegal supply of huge quantity of rhododendron barks from the district has been on the rise. It may be noted that the medicinal barks had been smuggled to other parts of the country on the political camouflage.