Thim­phu po­lice ar­rested two men in con­nec­tion with the pos­ses­sion of il­licit traf­fick­ing of nar­cotic drugs

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Thim­phu po­lice have ar­rested two peo­ple in con­nec­tion with the pos­ses­sion of il­licit traf­fick­ing of nar­cotic drugs and psy­chotropic sub­stances this month.

A sus­pect 30 years from Tsir­ang Dzongkhag is do­ing busi­ness in Thim­phu. He was ar­rested on 1st Oc­to­ber by Thim­phu Po­lice in­ter­cepted and re­cov­ered a huge cache of il­licit drugs (15,216 cap­sules of Spas­mo­prox­yvon Plus) from his pos­ses­sion.

Po­lice of­fi­cial said that it was ceased from his in-laws house in Chubachu and some are from his house at Olakha. The raid was based on tip off.

As per the po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the source is from In­dia. So the po­lice are car­ry­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the sus­pect had also con­fessed to the crime that the drugs were sent to him from dealer based in In­dia.

Po­lice could make one of the largest seizures this year, said po­lice of­fi­cial. The sus­pect is un­der de­ten­tion and the case is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. But while do­ing the drug test, the po­lice of­fi­cial said that the sus­pect had also tested pos­i­tive for abuse of Spas­mo­prox­yvon Plus.

Sim­i­larly, through tip off, Thim­phu po­lice again ar­rested a 21 years old man from Bumthang on 4th Oc­to­ber in pos­ses­sion of il­licit traf­fick­ing of 216.02 grams of mar­i­juana hashish from his bag pack hid­den in the apart­ment of his friend place at Olakha.

The sus­pect is a school dropout and was brought from Bumthang. Po­lice of­fi­cial said that the sus­pect had tested neg­a­tive for drugs.

An­other 22 years old man from Pu­nakha Dzongkhag had found red handed by the Thim­phu Po­lice on 3rd Oc­to­ber 2017, while po­lice are on pa­trolling at Olakha side around 11.30 pm.

Po­lice of­fi­cial said that the team of po­lice came across man do­ing auto strip­ping but in a process of in­ves­ti­gat­ing, the sus­pect had es­caped away.

How­ever, he was ar- rested last Fri­day and the case is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The sus­pect was a truck driver. Po­lice of­fi­cial said that while es­cap­ing, the sus­pect left his mo­bile phone at the scene. Through mo­bile phone, po­lice could tract his sta­tus and came to know that the sus­pect is a truck driver.

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