KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police has arrested five people on the charge of trafficking pharmaceutical drugs from the capital.
Acting on a tip-off, the NCB has arrested Anup Baraili, 32, originally from Topgachhi VDC-6, Jhapa, currently staying at Chabahil, Maijubahal in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Sunita Pariyar, 41, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-15, Bishnu Ranapaheli, 32, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City- 13, Adarsha Tamang, 26, of Kathmandu Metropolitan City- 6 and Bijaya Tamang, 30, of Kamalamai Municipality-11, Sindhuli, currently staying at Narayantar, Kathmandu, on the charge of trafficking controlled narcotic drugs.
They have been arrested in possession of 1,060 ampoules of diazapam, 1 ,060 ampoules of Nurphin, 1,060 ampoules of Phenargon and 1 gram of heroin yesterday.
Earlier, on December 8, police had arrested 18-year-old Keshab Mahato of Bhaluhibharwaliya VDC-5 and Rajesh Das, 17 of the same VDC-3 of Bara district in possession of 60 tablets of nitravet.
According to the preliminary investigation of the police, the controlled narcotic drugs were transported into Nepal from India through Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bhairahawa checkpoints before being sold in various places including the capital.
Police have initiated investigation into the case after charging the arrested under Narcotics Drug (Control) Act, 2033 BS (amended).