KATHMANDU: An absconding suspect of an amphetamine smuggling case has been arrested from Naxal of Kathmandu on Friday.

Police said Dinesh Bahadur Gurung (34), a permanent resident of Marpak in Dhading, was arrested by a team deployed from the Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police.

He had been identified as a suspect of a four-month old amphetamine smuggling case, but was on the run since then.

Police on April 12 this year had arrested Netra Gurung (26) and Chitra Tamang (21) in possession of 302 gram amphetamine.

Netra and Chitra had been identified as drug mules employed to carry the contraband from Thailand to Nepal by one Purna Bahadur Pakhrin, a permanent resident of Rakchok, Satyadevi-8 of Dhading district.

Purna Bahadur in his statement with police had told the law enforcement personnel that Dinesh was also involved in the case.

Meanwhile, police produced Dinesh before the Kathmandu District Court today.