Chitwan: At least 14 cartoons of fish illegally imported from India were seized and destroyed. The unlawfully-imported fish were seized from Bharatpur metropolis-1, Rampur of Chitwan on Monday.
The Area Police Office, Ramnagar, Armed Police Force, Anptari and Fish Entrepreneurs Association jointly seized the fish containing cartoons from the Pokhara-bound night bus (Na 7 Kha 8822).
Pushna Saha, 30, of Birgunj sub-metropolis-25 was supplying the imported fish to Pokhara. Livestock Technician of Ramnagar-based Animal Quarantine Check Post Shirsh Gautam informed that 50 to 60 percent of total 560-kg fish seized was found contaminated.
On the presence of stakeholders, the fish were destroyed at biological pit placed in National Bird Laboratory on Monday.
Chairperson of Fisheries Association of Nepal Ambika Prasad Adhikari informed that they were supporting the State agencies in their bid to seize and destroy the illegally-imported fish.