Thimphu police arrested 43 people including an 11-year-old boy over the last 18 days for alleged substance abuse, illegal sale of insolvents and illicit trafficking of controlled substances.

Police claimed that of the 43 arrested, 32 were arrested for substance abuse, two for illegal sale of insolvents, six for illicit trafficking, two for tobacco related cases and one for illegal possession of inhalers. The controlled substance includes tobacco products, marijuana, inhalers, insolvents, N10 and SP.

Although police refused to provide details, it was learnt that a police constable was detained in the police quarter guard for illegal possession of six grams of cannabis. Of the arrested, 41 are male and two are females, ranging from 11 years to 32 years.

Staff reporter