Ten people have been arrested along with 3.239 kilograms of cannabis and 268.210 grams of brown sugar smuggled from America through the General Post Office, Dilli Bazaar.
The Narcotics Drugs Control Bureau, Kathmandu said that six persons involved in the delivery of cannabis and four persons in delivering the heroin brought from America were arrested on the basis of a tip-off.
Bureau’s superintendent Chakra Raj Joshi informed that police have initiated investigation against them in accordance with the Narcotic Drugs (Control) Act, 2033 BS.
The arrestees were paraded before the media today. Superintendent of Police Joshi said they were arrested after cannabis was found inside the parcels they were delivering.
According to the police, a carton which was sent through post from America to be delivered in Birgunj via the General Post Office, Dilli Bazaar was examined out of suspicion and 900 grams brown sugar was confiscated.
Dalluram and Habib Miya of Birgunj were held when ‘control delivery’ was conducted to search for the person coming to receive the carton parcel, police said.
Similarly, 1.400 grams cannabis was found when another carton sent from America and to be received in the District Post Office, Pokhara via the Dilli Bazaar post office was examined, the Bureau said.
Twenty-four years old Ajin Vergese, an Indian national, who had come to collect the cannabis was arrested from the post office itself in that connection. Additional 720 grams cannabis has been seized from his rented room.
One Renuka Tamang of Dadeldhura who had come to collect the cannabis that had arrived via post has also been held. Based on her statement, Indian nationals Arun Kumar and Mohammad Naeem, who sent her to collect the contraband, have also been arrested.
Nine hundred and thirty-nine grams cannabis has been confiscated from them.
The Bureau informed the media that it has also apprehended Hikmat Hamal of Kanchanpur, Sanjaya Nepali of Dang, Binod Bhattarai of Morang and an Indian citizen Lal Miya currently residing in Jhapa in possession of brown sugar. More than 268 grams brown sugar has been seized from their possession.