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Australian national held with hashish

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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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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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