Nepal: Record Cannabis Bust
By Dialogo January 01, 2013
Police in Nepal made their biggest cannabis bust in June 2012, seizing more
than 2.5 tons from a jungle on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu, a spokesman
Drug squad officers discovered 2,640 kilograms of the plant packed in 88
plastic sacks and bound for India, police superintendent Sher Bahadur Basnet said.
He said the haul had a street value in Nepal of about $155,000 but would fetch far
more on the international market.
Five men in their 20s were arrested and each face jail sentences of up to 10
years and fines of 100,000 rupees (about $1,886) if convicted.