Indian national held with huge cache of controlled pharmaceutical drugs

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday made public an Indian national in possession of huge cache of controlled pharmaceutical drugs in Kathmandu.

Acting on a tip-off, a team deployed from the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Ramesh Kumar (37), a permanent resident of Motihari in the Indian state of Bihar, and confiscated 1200 ampoules of buprenorphine and diazepam each, 1100 ampoules of phenargan from his possession.

Police confiscated the controlled drugs while frisking a Scorpio jeep with Indian number plate (BR/5/TMP/2017/97) in Kalanki on Monday. The drugs were wrapped in various newspapers and kept in a plastic bag in the backseat of the jeep, according to the NCB.

The preliminary investigation shows that Kumar was a drug lord and had a good network of drug dealers. He bought the controlled pharmaceutical drugs from Indo-Nepal border and sold them in the main cities across the country, said police.