95 CASES OF SUB­STANCE ABUSE RECORDED IN PHUENTSHOLING

Business Bhutan - - Business -

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.

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