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17 kg gold seized from Kerung border

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 18, 2017-Police have confiscated 17 kg gold from Kerung border point of Rasuwa, the only trade route currently in operation between Nepal and China, on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team deployed from the District Police Office, Rasuwa, seized the precious yellow metal from a Bolero jeep this morning.

According Sharad Kumar Thapa, Chief at the District Police Office, Rasuwa, the four-wheeler had gone to Tibet from Nepal a few days ago to transport goods. He added that the gold was hidden under the napkin and toilet paper.

“We received a tip-off that a jeep was transporting gold from Tibet. The yellow metal was confiscated during a security check,” he said, adding, “We are checking other vehicles as well.”

Police said that they have impounded the jeep and arrested its driver Dawa Tamang, 31, of Parbatikunda Rural Municipality for investigation.

Police said that they are looking into the case.

Earlier on September 4, police had confiscated 88 kg gold from Chhetrapati in the Capital.

Likewise, on August 31, a police team deployed from Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police had seized 15 kg gold out of 22 kg that was smuggled from China and arrested seven persons in connection with the smuggling.

Similarly, on January 5, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police had seized 33 kg gold from the Tribhuvan International Airport that had passed undetected through the customs. 

Published: 18-11-2017 11:38

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