-ANI): Nepal Police Saturday night seized the largest amount of refined hashish from the capital Kathmandu.
An anti-drug operation squad seized 2,640 kgs of hashish, which was the largest amount it ever recovered in its single operation in the country.
Police claimed that the seized narcotics were the largest quantity ever confiscated in the capital. Police have also arrested five traders for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trading.
Anti-drug squad confiscated the contraband from Chalnakhel Seti Devi Village Development Committee-9 of Kathmandu. The contraband was packed in 88 jute sacks.
"This was the first time in the history of Nepal Police that our special intelligence operation squad involved in anti-drug operation seized the highest quantity of hashish," Sher Bahadur Basnet, Superintendent of Police, told media.
Basnet said the amount of the seized contraband was bigger than the total seizure of last year. Nepal police confiscated only 1, 271 kgs of hashish last year.
"We have succeeded to confiscate the amount within two months of the current fiscal year, which proved intense mobilization of our intelligence," Basnet said.
The special anti-drug squad led by police inspector Krishna Gopal Paneru of the Narcotic Drug Control and Law Enforcement Unit, Baneswore, seized the contraband.
Speaking at a news conference, Basnet said the traders were arrested after long continued efforts and monitoring. (Xinhua-ANI)