KATHMANDU: Police arrested seven persons in possession of drugs from various places in the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested two persons in possession of controlled pharmaceutical drugs from Teku.

The suspects who were first held have been identified as Mansoor Hussain, 57, of Chhetrapati and Mosin Khan, 32, of Chabahil. The NCB has confiscated 220 ampoules of brufen and diazepam each from Hussain, whereas 20 ampoules of brufen, diazepam and stagan each were seized from Khan. Similarly, police nabbed five persons in possession of 32 grams of brown sugar, from various places in the Valley.

They are Suraj Lama, 32, Suraj Maharjan, 32, Bibek Maharjan, 19), Jitendra Pariyar, 17, and Anuradha Dhital, 23. Lama was arrested from Kalanki with two grams of brown heroin and Rs 20,050. Police then nabbed the other three persons who were also involved in smuggling. Police also raided Lama’s rented room where they seized 30 grams of brown heroin, Rs 11,500 and a motorbike.