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Drug trafficker held in Parsa
Police say Sonar used to bring in illegal drugs from the Indian side of the border on a regular basis
Jan 31, 2016-Parsa police arrested a large-scale drug trader at Birgunj border point on Friday.Acting on a tip off, police held 34-year-old Indian national Dipendra Prasad Sonar aka ‘Salman Bhai’ from near Miteri bridge in Birgunj, a major trade point between Nepal and India. Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajubabu Shrestha claimed that Sonar entered Birgunj to deal the contraband worth Rs 1 million. Sonar was made public along with the seized contrabands amid a press meet on Saturday. “Sonar was held with 28 grams of Brown Sugar and around 200 ampoules of controlled drugs,” said SP Shrestha.
According to police, Sonar used to bring in illegal drugs from the Indian side of the border on a regular basis. “He has been using Birgunj point to supply the drugs to Nepal,” said Shrestha, informing that he has been transporting drugs to dealers based in Birgunj, Hetauda, Narayanghat and Kathmandu.Police investigation showed that around 40 percent of illegal drugs entered Nepal via Sonar’s channel. After being informed that police has placed him in the ‘most wanted’ list, he had not entered Nepal. Police said they are also searching for other drug traffickers involved in supplies from the Indian side of the border.
Published: 31-01-2016 09:19