Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Alleged drug traffickers arrested

Kathmandu sept 28-Police have arrested an alleged drug trafficker from Baba Petrol Pump in Kalanki, Kathmandu, with 205-gram brown sugar, according to the Narcotic Drug Control and Law Enforcement Unit (NDCLEU), Baneshwor.
A team of the NDCLEU arrested Bikram Baitha, 20, who hails from Nagawa area of Birganj Sub-metropolitan City, on Sunday.
During the course of investigation following Bikram’s arrest, a police team sent from District Police Office of Parsa arrested two other alleged drug peddlers – Noor Alam Miyan alias Alam, 30, of Nagawa in Birganj Sub-metropolis and Sona Lal Pandit, 23 – from Birganj, a press statement issued by the Unit said today.
The duo was in possession of brown sugar samples while being arrested. They have been brought to Kathmandu by air for investigation.
The drug peddlers were presented at the Kathmandu District Court today and further investigation on the case has been initiated.
Legal provisions allow authorities to detain those convicted of carrying more than 100-gram brown sugar to a minimum of 15 years along with Rs.0.5 million fine. Maximum sentence for such offences is 15 years of jail and Rs.2.5 million fine.

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