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Police detain man in smuggling case

Phuentsholing police detained a 34-year-old man from Tharpaling of Ugyentse gewog in Samtse for smuggling 5,736 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon (SP) Plus, 50 bottles of Corex, and 3,800 sticks of Navy Cut Cigarette on December 21.

The suspect was arrested at the Second Gate (light vehicle entry gate) during a routine check.

Police sources said the suspect had hidden the SP Plus in two suitcases and a carton box.

Police source also said that the suspect claimed that the keys to open the suitcase were not with him and that it was with the one who had sent him the baggage.

A test of abuse was also conducted and the suspect tested negative.

The case is under investigation.

Staff reporter

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