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Police seize 18kg gold stashed inside a house in Kanchanpur

- BHAWANI BHATTA, KANCHANPUR

Feb 15, 2019-

Police seized 18 kg gold from Punarbas Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur district on Thursday.

A team from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police with the support of local police raided a house at Dasharathpur settlement and seized the gold.

Police also arrested Laxman Tiruwa of Shuklaphanta Municipality-11, Kanchanpur, on charge of possessing contraband gold.

Senior Superintendent of Police Bikram Chand said Tiruwa had stashed the gold at the house of his father-in-law Shankar BK.

“We are trying to find out where the gold came from and if there are other people involved,” said SSP Chand.

Police officers involved in the investigation suspect that the gold might have been smuggled into the country through India.

The confiscated gold includes 108 biscuits, each weighing 166.67 grams.

“There is a stamp on each gold biscuit which may link the smuggled source to ASEAN countries,” said SP Sudip Giri of the CIB.

Published: 15-02-2019 07:41

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