Police make public two persons arrested along with 150 kg of hashish

Kathmandu, June 13: Police have made public two persons, who were arrested along with a huge quantity of hashish on Tuesday night, today.
Police had confiscated 180 kilograms of hashish from them while they were bringing hashish to Kathmandu.
Organising a news conference today, the Drug Control Bureau, New Baneshwor, made public Ram Kumar Thapa of Manahari-7 of Makawanpur district and Ram Kumar Giri of the same place. Thapa is a truck driver.
Chief of the Bureau, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Kedar Saud, said that police had taken them under control at Badbhanjyang of Kathmandu while bringing the hashish to Kathmandu in a truck using a fake number plate (Na 2 Kha 8029). The real number of the truck is Na 2 Kha 8336.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Rana Bahadur Chand, said that   the truck driver admitted that he had taken Rs. 50,000 as a transport cost for bringing the hashish to Kathmandu.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Thapa has been involved in collecting marijuana and hashish from different places of Makawanpur and Dhading and taking it to Kathmandu as well as Bara and Parsa for long.
Specially, there is marijuana farming in different districts of the country including Makawanpur, Dhading, Baglung, Myagdi, Darchula and Achham, according to statistics.
It is supposed that the hashish that entered Kathmandu reaches Europe via Asian countries by air.
Nepal Police in 2012 had seized 47,000 kilograms of marijuana and 5,169 kilograms of hashish.
Out of 2,602 people arrested on the charge of smuggling the drugs last year, 2,407 were Nepali nationals, according to police.
Similarly, the bureau on Tuesday also arrested Shatrughan Raut Kurmi, 33, of Gaur Municipality-9 along with prohibited drugs.
Police arrested Lal Bahadur KC of Kotbara-4 in Salyan district with drugs. KC is running the Rapti Health Service Centre at Gothatar in Kathmandu. RSS

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