Police on Monday made public two persons arrested in possession of 10 kg gold from Sardibas, Chumnubri Rural Municipality-3, Gorkha on Saturday.
Tsersing Dandup Lama, 58, aka Mutup of Chekampar, and Lochan Tenwe, 28, were made public amid a press conference this afternoon. The market price of the confiscated precious yellow metal is Rs 49.3 million.
Police said Tsering was arrested with 5.8 kg gold while Lochan was nabbed for possession of 5 kg gold that were smuggled from China.
According to the preliminary investigation, Tsering and Lochan were offered Rs 50,000 to smuggled the gold to Kathmandu by a local trader Chyangchin while they had gone to Jong Bazaar of Tibet to purchase daily commodities.
“He saved our mobile number saying that a trader of Kathmandu will call us, but he did not give his number,” Tsering and Lochan told the police during interrogation.
Locals of Chekempar visit Tibetan markets to buy daily commodities every day.
Tsering and Lopchan who were arrested during a security check had earlier attempted to lure the police saying they will give 5 kg gold for their release. And when the police rejected their offer the arrested duo told the police that they (police) could keep all of the gold and let them go, informed SP Bimal Basnet.
The District Police Office, Gorkha, honoured Sub-Inspector Tul Bahadur Sen, who was one of the arresting officers, with Rs 2,100 for his honesty towards the work.