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3 detained for substance abuse

Sep 28, 2010

Thimphu police have detained three men for substance abuse. The three- aged 27, 42 and 45 were arrested on Saturday in Dechencholing after police received a tip off. Police raided their house at around 10pm and seized 71 sticks of Marijuana weighing about 284 grams. Some were hidden inside the rice while they found most of the drug in a cupboard.

Police told BBS that the three men had come to Thimphu from Kabesa in Punakha after one of their friends was arrested by the Punakha Police on Friday.

One of the detainees BBS spoke to said that they walked to Thimphu from Punakha for about six hours to escape the police. However, the 42-year-old suspect- BBS spoke to said that the contraband was for self consumption and not for sale being an addict for the last 15 years.

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