3 held in Nepal in connection with drug trafficking

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 15:02

Kathmandu: Three people were arrested by
Nepal Police in connection with drug trafficking.

Purna Bahadur Gurung, 31 was arrested from Tribhuvan
International Airport yesterday as he was about to board a
Hong Kong bound Nepal Airlines aircraft.

Police have recovered plastic coated capsules of
hashish, weighing 1.69 kg, concealed in his body, according to
the Narcotic Drug Control Unit of Nepal Police.

On the basis of information given by Purna, police
arrested Indra Bahadur Gurung, 24, and recovered 418 hashish
capsules weighing 4.5 kg.

Police have also arrested Gurung`s accomplice Krishna
Bhattarai, 34, who was running a travel agency named Chhoprak
Hill Travels.

The police is further investigating the matter.

The police is also probing into the possible Hong Kong
connection of the accused by establishing contact with the
Hong Kong Narcotic Bureau.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 15:02

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