Members of int'l drug smuggling racket arrested, cocaine worth Rs 53.5 mln seized

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police's Narcotics Control Bureau arrested three foreigners and a Nepali national in possession of 2.683 kg of cocaine.

The contraband fetches Rs 53.6 million in the international black market.

It is one of the biggest seizures of narcotics in Nepal.

The alleged members of a transnational narcotic cartel were held from Kathmandu separately over a period of three days under the Operation Fish, the NCB said.

The suspects are Venezuelan national Mrs Ymeris Carment Narvaez (49), bearing passport number 135190018, Mohamed Lamine Duba (28) with Guinean passport number R645904, Indian national Touhid Khan (30) and Dil Bahadur Gurung (28) of Tanahun, Nepal, according to the NCB.

Doba, who was arrested form Chhetrapati today, on the other hand, was scheduled to fly to China within a couple of days with 1.628 kg of cocaine.

He was assigned to deliver the consignment a Chinese citizen as told by his employer Tochukwu Ogato, a furniture dealer in Lagos of Nigeria, according to police.


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