Nepali held with huge cache of drugs in India


RAUTAHAT: Nepali national has been arrested in possession of a huge cache of controlled pharmaceutical drugs from Bairganiya in the Bihar State of India on Saturday, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) said.

The alleged drug pedlar 60-year-old Hem Prasad Dahal of Katunje in Bhaktapur was apprehended during a routine security check by the SSB force in the border area yesterday evening.

A team recovered a huge cache of illegal drugs and NRs 2,35,783 from Dahal’s possession. Subsequently, SSB handed over Dahal to Bairgania thana for further investigation, Commander Shree Kumar said.

Bairgania thana in-charge and sub-inspector Gairishankar Baitha informed Dahal has been transferred to Dumara jail in Sitamadi for further investigation and action.