Chairman of Everest Hotel arrested in connection with 21-year-old drug smuggling case

Kathmandu, February 8

Police in Kathmandu on Thursday arrested the Chairman of five-star Everest Hotel, Mashkoor Ahmad Lari, in connection with a 21-year-old smuggling case.

A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle in Maharajgunj arrested him today. Lari was absconding and police had launched a search after him, according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, AIG Jaya Bahadur Chand.

Earlier, the police investigation had found that he was involved in the smuggling of 250 kg hashish that was seized from a German airport in 1997.

SP Ram Datta Joshi of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, says Lari will be produced before the District Court today itself.

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