Drug Trafficking Arrests in Nepal

In 2013, security services in Nepal arrested 129 people who were foreign nationals within the country who were trafficking drugs. The Nepalese Narcotics Bureau state that a large portion of the drugs used within the country takes place by foreign tourists visiting Katmandu, with the primary drug used being marijuana.

During the year, government security officials seized 25 tonnes of cannabis in Nepal.

The black market price of marijuana in Katmandu is reported to be about $70 for a kilogram (7,000 Nepali Rupees), which is around one-tenth the price of a kilo when compared to Western countries.

(More prices of marijuana around the world.)

Source:  “Foreign Drug Users Find Paradise In Nepal,” Bernama, December 30, 2013.