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A man arrested for forgery in Sarpang


Sarpang police arrested a man last Friday for forging the signature of his friend to withdraw money from the friend’s account. The incident took place on August 6.

Forged banknotes still in circulation


There are still some counterfeit banknotes into circulation, says the Royal Monetary Authority. Till date an estimated of a few thousands of each denomination of counterfeits have been detected.

Seven Indian Nationals sentenced for smuggling gold


Seven Indian Nationals who were arrested earlier in February for smuggling around 8kg of gold have been sentenced from one and half years to 3 years in prison.

Mother detained for abandoning new born

Mother detained for abandoning new born

Police in Trashigang apprehended the woman who abandoned a newborn baby boy on Wednesday near Trashigang town. She was apprehended today morning. The woman has confessed to the crime.

Three apprehended for chorten vandalism


Police in Trongsa and Wangdue Phodrang have apprehended three men for vandalising chortens.

Cybercrime: Private affairs going public


Numbers of amateur pornography or obscene clips, especially shot on mobile phones, have gone viral among the local mobile users.

Silver seized


Around 280 grams of silver was seized by customs officials at the Paro International Airport, last Friday. The silver was being brought to the country by an Indian national hidden inside his luggage bag. The accused was travelling in Bhutan Airlines from Bangkok.

Paro Police seizes over 500 kilograms of illegal sandalwood


Paro Forest officials and Paro Police jointly seized over 500 kilograms of illegal sandalwood on Saturday last week. Following a tip-off, the officials found 57 pieces of sandalwood from the offender’s house at around 12:30am on Friday. The sandalwood was found packed in gunny bags and hidden under wooden floor.

Father accused of raping daughter


A 39-year-old man from Chhuzanggang has been detained by the Gelegphu Police. He has been accused of raping his 16-year-old daughter since December 2013.

Paro police seizes 90 pieces of Sandalwood


The Paro police seized 90 pieces of Sandalwood from a man in Tsento Gewog in Paro on Monday evening. The sandalwood weighing 733 kilograms was seized at 6pm from his house in Tsento Gewog.



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