KATHMANDU: Police said on Sunday that they have confiscated a consignment of 2640 kg raw hashish and arrested five suspected smugglers from Kathmandu.
The contraband was packed in 88 plastic sacks and kept at a house in Chalankhel, Setidevi VDC on the outskirts of Kathmandu when an operation team deployed from the Narcotic Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit (NDCLEU), Naya Baneshwor raided the facility and made the arrest on Saturday.
The police said that it was the biggest haul ever made by the NDCLEU.
The ones detained are identified as Hasta Bahadur Rumba (29), Chandra Bahdur Gole (21), Kumar Lama (28), Tirtha Bahadur Rai (29) and Bire Lama (22). They told the police that they are residents of different villages of Makwanpur district.
According to the police, the preliminary investigation revealed that the five were involved in drugs smuggling to India and other countries for a long time.
Meanwhile, four persons were held with 60 kg marijuana from Jyamire, Manahari of Makawanpur today morning.
The arrestees are identified as Gaurishankar Moktan (43), Indra Bahadur Thing (33), Pratap Singh Thing (30) and Akkal Bahadur Thing (30).
The contraband was found during a security check up at 5 am and the four were subsequently arrested.