A 24-year-old Indian has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly trying to smuggle a huge cache of banned drugs, police said today.
Sachikant Kushwaha, a resident of Manipur, was arrested from Malekhu area of Dhading district, 75-km west of Kathmandu, for attempting to smuggle 160.5 kg of hashish from Kathmandu to India via Birgunj, bordering Bihar.
The banned drugs were confiscated during a regular security check from a vehicle bearing Indian registration number, a media report said.
The driver has been taken in custody and further investigation is being carried out, police said.
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