KATHMANDU : A total of 3,045 people have been arrested in the past six months on offenses related to narcotic drugs.
According to the Nepali Police Central News Room, 3,450 drug users, peddlers and people involved in drug-related crimes were arrested in the first six months of the current Fiscal Year (FY).
Those arrested include 2,758 men and 144 women Nepali nationals and 133 men and 10 women foreign nationals. Cases have been filed against 1,960 of them so far.
They have been found involved in smuggling, trading and transporting banned narcotics like marijuana, hashish, heroin, opium and cocaine. A significant amount of the banned narcotics were also seized during the arrest of the accused, police said.
Meanwhile, three people have been arrested today with 285 kgs of marijuana from the IT Park road of Panauti municipality-5. According to the police, Buddhaman Tamang of Bidur Municipality-11, Nuwakot, Sanjit Tamang,20, of Ramechhap Municipality-8 and 53-year-old Bimala Tamang were arrested.
Also on Monday, police arrested two people from Nagdhunga in Chandragiri Municipality-2 with 76 grams of heroin.