A Danish man was arrested in Nepal for possession of 1.6kg of hashish, the Himalayan Times reported on Tuesday.
Danish man busted for drugs in Nepal
Photo: Dhilung Kirat/Flickr
6 August 2014
Local media in Nepal reported that a Danish man was arrested in possession of hashish and LSD. The Danish Foreign Ministry has confirmed the arrest and said it is offering consular services.
According to the Nepalese news source, the man was about to board a Qatar Air flight to Doha from Tribhuwan International Airport on Friday when Nepal Police stopped him at a security check.
Police found the drugs in a secret compartment in a pair of shoes in the Danish man’s luggage. Police also discovered a small amount of LSD in his carry-on bag.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed the arrest to Berlingske Nyhedsbureau.
“The Foreign Ministry can confirm that a Danish citizen was arrested in Nepal on August 1st. Our embassy is offering consular assistance and the arrestee is receiving legal counsel from his lawyer,” a ministry official said.
The Himalayan Times reports that the police investigation is still underway.
Earlier this summer, a 56-year-old Danish man was arrested with 1.48kg of crystal meth in Indonesia. Under that country’s strict drug laws, he could possibly face the death penalty.