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Nepal’s Top Wildlife Criminal Caught In Malaysia


Rajkumar Praja, the ringleader of a rhino poaching network and Nepal’s most wanted wildlife criminal was recently arrested in Malaysia. He is wanted to serve a 15-year sentence for rhino poaching and trading internationally in rhino horns.

Nepali authorities requested a Red Notice, or international wanted persons alert, for the 31-year-old after he fled the country.

In 2013, Nepal Police, with the support of the Nepalese Army and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, arrested a network of more than a dozen poachers in suspected of killing some 19 rhinos in the Chitwan National Park, however Praja managed to escape.

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