In a significant operation at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Nepal Police apprehended an Indian national, Kimro Sangi, on Monday, in possession of nearly two kilograms of cocaine. The arrest transpired during a routine check of passengers arriving on a flight from Doha, Qatar.
Sangi, a 32-year-old resident of Mizoram state, India, had arrived in Kathmandu via Ethiopia and Doha. The Narcotics Investigation Bureau team made the arrest at approximately 10 am on Monday, highlighting the effectiveness of airport security measures.
During the apprehension, authorities confiscated 1.973 kilograms of cocaine from Sangi’s possession, indicating a significant narcotics haul. Sources reveal that Sangi had reportedly planned to travel to Bhutan after arriving in Kathmandu.
The police have initiated a comprehensive investigation into the matter, aiming to unravel the network and individuals involved in the illegal drug trade. The international dimension of the incident raises concerns about potential connections and routes used by drug traffickers.
The successful operation underscores the importance of vigilant security measures at international airports and collaborative efforts between countries to combat transnational crimes. Authorities from both Nepal and India are expected to work closely to gather more information about the suspect and the broader narcotics network.
As the investigation unfolds, law enforcement agencies are likely to share intelligence with their international counterparts to address the global nature of drug trafficking. The arrest sends a strong message about the commitment of the authorities to curb the illegal drug trade and protect the security of the region.