Iranian arrested in Nepal for smuggling drugs
A 34-year-old Iranian man was on Sunday arrested in Nepal at the airport here for attempting to smuggle 1.7 kg of contraband drugs to Sri Lanka via India. Vahid Nikzamir, a hashish addict for the past 15 years, was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport during a routine screen examination, police said.
The contraband was hidden in his suitcase and was being smuggled to Colombo via Mumbai, according to the police. Nikzamir had come to Nepal for the first time in 2013 after learning that good quality hashish was available in Nepal, said the police.
He currently resides in Sri Lanka and was planning to smuggle the contraband for his own use, sources said. The police also confiscated 405 gram yarsagumba, a mountain herb known for increasing sexual power, from his possession.
Nikzamir would face cases for smuggling hashish and yarsagumba.