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BNCA to establish compulsory treatment center

Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) will soon establish a compulsory treatment center in country for substance abusers in need of rehabilitation to overcome their addiction. This will take the number of rehabilitation centers in the country to three. The two existing ones are in Serbithang, Thimphu, which can take in …

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Man arrested in Samtse for drugs

Samtse police arrested a 32-year-old man on April 3 for possession of illegal prescription drugs. Police seized capsules of SP (six files) and three tablets of Nitrosun (N10) from the man from Rubesa, Wangdue. Police said the substances were brought from a medical shop across the border paying Nu 600 …

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Seven homicide cases so far in 2017

There have been seven cases of homicide in the country since January this year according to records with the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). Three were registered as murder, one as voluntary manslaughter and two as involuntary manslaughter. According to the Penal Code, murder is when a homicide is committed knowingly …

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Non-Bhutanese apprehended for burglary

Thimphu police have detained a 29-year-old non-Bhutanese suspected to have committed a number of burglaries in several locations in the city. Police apprehended the man on the night of March 25 from the Centenary Farmers Market area after receiving a complaint from a resident about a suspicious looking character. Police …

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10 students arrested for burglary

Last Friday at around 1:30 am Thimphu police received a complaint from a shopkeeper in Semtokha that they caught a boy stealing from his shop. Police on reaching the location found the boy had stolen five bags of edibles. The 15-year-old boy confessed to police that nine school friends were …

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Mobile snatching on the rise

Mobile snatching is a new crime that is surfacing in Thimphu, say the city’s police. On 22 March police arrested three teenagers from Changjalu, in connection with phone snatching phone from a student girl who was walking back home after her tuition. The incident took place near the Lungtenphu Helipad. …

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Three apprehended with drugs

Thimphu police have arrested two men, aged 26 and 29 years, who had in their possession a stash of prescription drugs and a quantity of hashish. The men were arrested from Dechencholing on 16 March following a tip off. Police seized from then 720 capsules of SP and 49.06 grams …

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