3 Indians among 4 arrested for smuggling hashish in Nepal

68 pieces of hashish and Indian Rs 1,61,200 were recovered from their possession during the checking, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

By   |   Published: 11th Jan 2017   6:19 pm
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Kathmandu: Three Indians, including a woman, were among four suspected drug smugglers arrested for smuggling 40 kg hashish from central Nepal’s Dhading district, police said on Wednesday.

Three men and a woman carrying bags filled with the contraband drugs were standing in a suspicious manner at Simle Bazaar of Bhumesthan Village in the district when security personnel chased them on Thursday night.

They are identified as 20-year-old Akalesh Kumar Bhagat, 18-year-old Santosh Paswan, 28-year-old Madhu Giri aka Bitu – all of them from Bihar – and 34-year-old Shambhu Rijal of Bhumesthan, Dhading.

The four were presented before the District Court, Dhading on Wednesday and remanded in judicial custody for further investigation, police said.

A patrolling team has been deployed along the highway after receiving information that smuggling of marijuana and hashish increased at recent time in the area, the officer added.