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Indian man arrested with large quantity of drugs in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

A 37-year-old Indian was arrested in Nepal after he was allegedly found in possession of a huge quantity of banned drugs here, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday intercepted an SUV bearing an Indian number plate in Kalanki on the outskirts of Kathmandu and nabbed Ramesh Kumar.

Kumar, a permanent resident of Motihari in Bihar, was found with 1,200 ampoules each of buprenorphine and diazepam besides 1,100 ampoules of phenargan from him, according to a press release issued by the police headquarters.

The drugs were wrapped in newspapers and kept in a plastic bag, it said.

According to the initial probe, police said Kumar is a drug lord and has a good network of dealers.

"He bought the controlled pharmaceutical drugs from the India-Nepal border and sold them in the main cities across the country," the police statement said.

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 18:30 IST