Sunday, 12 July 2009

Bhutan : Drug busts

11 July, 2009 - The royal Bhutan police drug unit yesterday apprehended a man at the Hong Kong market area in Thimphu and seized from him 264 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon, an illegal prescription drug.

The police source said that the man, Sangay, was seen selling banned substances in Hong Kong market area for the past three to four months. He was also reportedly seen receiving the banned substances from a woman in Phuentsholing.

Police investigation found that Sangay had bought the banned substance from one Rahul Sinha. Based on his statement, Rahul Sinha was apprehended yesterday from Lungtenphu with 432 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon.

Rahul Sinha stated that the drugs belonged to one Thapa, who resides at Babesa. Police couldn’t locate Thapa. Both Sangay and Rahul Sinha have been detained for investigation.

The drug unit also busted a peddler at Chunzom and recovered 107 capsules of spasmo-proxyvon yesterday. The peddler, Wangchuk, told police he bought the drugs from a medical shop in Jaigaon for his own consumption. He was also detained.

By Passang Norbu

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