Police seize 360 kg hashish in Dhading, 3 Indian nationals held
February 11, 2019 06:40 AM NPT
Photo: Sarita Shrestha
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Police, on Sunday morning, arrested three Indian citizens from Dhading for "trying to smuggle 360 kilograms of hashish to India."
The District Police Office (DPO), Dhading arrested Om Prakash, 64, of Mainapuri, Marpal Verma, 29, of Faruwa, and Gulab Khan, 34, of Motihari from Gajuri Rural Municipality-2, with 360 kilograms of hashish. They were trying to smuggle the narcotic drug in an Indian container (HR 55 M 9484).
The arrest comes as a result of coordination between the National Narcotics Control Bureau, Koteshwar and the DPO, Dhading. Chief of DPO, Dhading, Superintendent of Police (SP) Raj Kumar Baidwar informed Republica that one of the three arrestees, Gulab Khan seems to be the kingpin of the drug smuggling racket while the other two were just the vehicle operators.
“Gulab Khan waited for the container which was emptied at Narayanghat and loaded the drug in it,” he said. According to him, the container was carrying furniture from India till Narayanghat.
SP Baidwar claimed that the arrest should be taken as a major step in controlling smuggling and production of narcotics in Nepal. He added that the arrestees even tried to jump into the nearby Trishuli River when the police team confronted them.