Indian national arrested in Nepal for drug smuggling

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An Indian national involved in cross-border drug smuggling was arrested in Nepal today with five kilogrammes of hashish.

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Sheikh Saddam, who apparently was heading to Kolkata, was arrested by a team of Armed Police Force (APF) from Birgunj of Parsa district bordering India.

Sheikh told the security agency that he was a drug mule and was ferrying the consignment from Nepal to India for Rs 10,000, The Himalayan Times reported.

According to Sheikh, a contact in Kathmandu had promised him to pay the amount after delivering the consignment.

The APF handed over the suspect to the Nepal Police for further investigation and action. PTI

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