Malaysian court acquits Nepali migrant on drug charges

KATHMANDU: A Malaysian court has acquitted a Nepali migrant worker on drug smuggling charges.

Bhim Bahadur Nepali of Siraha district, who worked as a security guard in Malaysia, was charged with trafficking drugs a year ago. The Malaysian laws deem drug smuggling illegal and slap a capital punishment.

The Kuala Lumpur-based Embassy of Nepal confirmed the court's verdict on Nepali's case.

The embassy pleaded the case on behalf of the Nepal government in coordination with Malaysian law practitioners.

The acquitted Nepali returned home on Wednesday with the financial help of the government.