Kathmandu, March 18 -- The Narcotics Control Bureau of Nepal Police on Tuesday made public twelve people who were arrested for possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs from different parts of Kathmandu.

The suspects, whom police believe are part of the same drug smuggling racket, were arrested in a span of two weeks.

On March 3, a team from the bureau had arrested three men-Saroj Poudel, 25, of Nuwakot, Raj Kumar Gurung, 29, of Dhading, and Imatiyal Nadif, 38, of Mahottari-from Balaju with a large amount of pharmaceutical drugs.

The trio was held with 396 ampules of buprenorphine, 244 ampules of diazepam and 405 ampules of Phenergan, said SP Birendra Bashyal, spokesperson for the bureau.

During interrogation, the three men gave away...