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Australian national held with hashish

Gorkha Post

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KATHMANDU —A 52-year-old Australian national has been arrested with a possession of 845 grams hashish from the Tribhuvan International Airport on Tuesday.

The arrestee has been identified as Robert Puch (international ID P8123183). He was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau while preparing onboard a Turkish Air flight (TK 727) destined for Istanbul.

The drug was found hiding inside an acoustic guitar he was carrying when anti-drug officials scanned the guitar, according to NCB.

Puch was on his way to Greece via Istanbul with the hard drug. An official said X-ray scanning detected hashish in the guitar’s body.

He used to work as a garment exporter in Kathmandu and had married a Nepali woman some six years back.

Puch will face charges under the Narcotic Drugs (Control) Act, 1976.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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