A Danish man was arrested in Nepal for possession of 1.6kg of hashish, the Himalayan Times reported on Tuesday.
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.