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Three more arrested for gold smuggling

Three more people have been detained in connection with the gold smuggling case that came to light on August 27 when customs apprehended two people at the Paro International Airport. The two men, returning from Bangkok, were carrying 11.045 kgs of gold. Police said that the suspects said they paid …

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Who’s knocking ?

Some residents of Thimphu say that unknown people pretending to be cable TV repairmen are knocking on doors with less than honorable intentions. Pema, 28, who lives near the farmers’ market, said she   experienced this kind of suspicious activity when she stayed home the whole day due to illness. “I …

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Two arrested for stealing and attempting to strangle a goat

Gelephu police apprehended two cousin brothers, aged 17 and 18 years, from Lekithang, Sarpang, on the morning of 28 August both of whom were suspected of stealing a goat. The livestock owner, a 58-year-old man, filed a police complaint at around 9:30 am of 27 August alleging that the cousins …

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2,236 capsules of SP+ seized in 2 weeks

Thimphu police have seized 2,236 capsules of SP+, 30 tablets of N10 and 42.23 grams of Hashish in two weeks time, from 26 August to 7. In connection to this, Thimphu police have apprehended 26 suspects including 3 women. Of the 26 arrests, 11 people who are arrested for drug …

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Uncle arrested for raping and impregnating niece

Thimphu police arrested a 47 year old man from Shaba, Paro for impregnating his 14 year old niece. The case was initially forwarded to the police by the Forensic Department, JDWNRH on 5th September stating that a minor school going girl was found to be pregnant while doing a medical …

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Roadblocks due to road widening work: MoWHS

Road widening works in different parts of the country is also one reason for roadblocks during the monsoon season according to officials of the department of roads (DoR). For example, certain critical locations with frequent and major roadblocks are Rewtala, Box-cutting and Khawachen where widening and stabilsing work has been …

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RBP marks 52nd Raising Day

On its 52nd Police Raising Day in Thimphu the Chief of Police (CoP) drew attention to the use of technology to curb crime, recognizing personnel with limited education and increasing years of training for a more capable force. He said that although they are only 4000 police personnel in the …

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Bolero thief in Phuentsholing still at large

As of August 31, Phuentsholing police were still looking for a suspect who stole a single cabin Bolero camper vehicle, parked by the road near the RICBL housing colony in Phuentsholing town. A 40-year-old driver from Lhuentse lodged a police complaint on 27 August that his bolero was missing when …

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Gedu police apprehended two for drugs

Gedu police arrested two men separately at Jumja, Gedu, during routine highway checking on August 24 for possession of controlled substances. The first man was arrested at around 4 pm with 7,104 capsules of SP+. The 38 year old from Wangdue was travelling alone in his black alto car. This …

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