Indian youth duo held with controlled drugs from Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police on Monday arrested two Indian youth in possession of a huge cache of controlled drugs from Kalimati of Kathmandu.

Police arrested Bikki Kumar Singh (18) and Sanjit Kumar Singh (17) of Bishunpura in India in possession of 500 ampoules of diazepam and buprenorphine each and 1,000 ampoules of phenergan.

It has been learned that the duo had imported the contrabands from India via the open border.

The teenagers were arrested following an investigation police had launched after arresting a woman earlier this week.

Bimala Thapa Hussain of Lele in Lalitpur was arrested from Naya Bazaar in possession of 29 ampoules of buprenorphine, 39 ampoules of daizepam and 44 ampoules of phenergan on December 29, 2016.

All three arrestees were made public by the NCB along with the confiscated items today.

Bimala's husband, Mansur, is currently serving his jail sentence of 3.5 years slapped by the Kathmandu District Court along with a penalty of Rs 200,000 on October 3, 2016. He was arrested from Mali Petrol Pump in Teku with 220 ampoules of buprenorphine and daizepam each on September 2, 2015.