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.


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

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