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More arrested with controlled substances in Bhutan

More arrested with controlled substances in Bhutan

Drug abuse and illicit trafficking of controlled substances is a growing issue in Thimphu Bhutan.

Thimphu police apprehended 26 people, between 15 and 42 years, in connection with alleged trafficking and abuse and possession of controlled substances during the last two weeks.

Of the total, 15 were arrested and detained in connection with the alleged illicit trafficking while 11 were alleged of abusing them. Three are female and two are students.

Thimphu police’s officer-in-command (OC), Major Wangdi, said that the 11 people arrested for drug abuse are referred to Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority for counseling and treatment.

Police seized 1,580 spasmo proxy-von (SP) capsules, 30 N10 and 42.223 grams of hashish.

Major Wangdi said the increase in the number of illicit traffickers and abusers could be because of easy availability of these substances in border towns. “People might be taking the opportunity of the black market.”

Meanwhile, Sarpang police arrested two men, aged 23 and 27, for allegedly possessing 1,580 pieces of spasmo proxy von plus (SP+), 72 grams of dried marijuana leaves and a hookah pipe on September 10. Asia Nation

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