Thursday, September 29, 2005

News in Brief

On Sept 29

Activists sentenced to 3 months in jail

Rajbiraj, - Authorities have sentenced three political activists including two student leaders to three months in jail under the Public Offence Act.

Soon after the sentence, the police Thursday arrested at least 12 others who were protesting the government arrest of the activists.

Police had taken in the activists during a demonstration staged by the agitating seven-party alliance in Rajbiraj on Tuesday.

Those handed a three-month arrest warrant are Mohmmad Usaman Miya, a Nepali Congress member of Saptari, Nepal Students' Union leaders Arjun Prasad Sah and Ram Chandra Yadav.

Thai nabbed with 1 kg white heroin

Kathmandu - Police early Thursday morning apprehended a Thai national in possession of one kilogram of white heroin at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.

The Narcotics and Drugs Control Unit (NDCU) and TIA security teams rounded up the Thai girl, 35, Parita Ratanam in possession of the contraband, while screening the luggage of passengers at the airport, reported Jitendra Shah.

This is the biggest quantity of white heroin seized this year, according to police.

The NDCU Chief Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Divas Udas says the Thai girl was scheduled to fly to Doha from Kathmandu by Qatar Airlines this morning.

She was carrying the white heroin inside two packets of biscuits.

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