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Five apprehended for smuggling religious artifacts

Nov 25, 2010

Gelephu police have apprehended five men in connection with smuggling of religious artifacts. Police also recovered the Ser-Ghi-Jatongpa or a scripture written in gold during the apprehension.

Police said the suspects were apprehended just about a kilometre short of the Gelephu-India border. They were trying to escape along the river bank.

The recovered religious artifacts belonged to a Lhakhang in Khoma Geog under Lhuentse Dzongkhag.

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