Air courier service providers seek flexible provisions

Kathmandu, August 1:

International Air Express Association of Nepal (IAEAN) organised a workshop on vigilance, precaution and restriction on entry of illegal drugs through the air transport service network.

People involved in air express service, cargo, freight forwarding and courier service — who took part in the workshop — raised a serious concern over increasing threat of illicit drug trafficking and their business being victimised by such drug traffickers.

Presenting a paper, SSP Kuber Singh Rana, chief of Narcotic Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit of Nepal Police, briefed on the current trend of drug trafficking, legal provisions in Nepal and means and med-ium used by traffickers. He urged the businessmen involved in freight forwarding and air courier service to cooperate with the law enforcement body in curbing the illicit drug trafficking.

Rabindra Man Singh Pradhan, former president of IAEAN, complained that the employees of freight forwarding and air courier service providers have been often arrested on false charges.