95 CASES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE RECORDED IN PHUENTSHOLING
Phuentsholing Police arrested 99 people and registered 95 cases related to substance abuse this year.
This is reportedly an increase from last year and most cases were related to Spasmo Proxyvon Plus, commonly known as SP+. And of the 95 cases this year, 48 people were arrested for illegal trafficking, 38 for abuse and possession, and five for smuggling. In 2017, Phuentsholing police reportedly arrested 93 people related to substance abuse and trafficking. Eight were non-Bhutanese and 71 cases were registered with the police from the total arrested.
A total of 86 cases were registered and about 126 persons were arrested in 2016. Phuentsholing Police arrested 107 people in drugs-related cases and registered 83 cases in 2015.