Thu, 18 July, 2024

Chinese national arrested in Kapan with 6 kg gold

Staff Reporter Jun 17, 2024

Kathmandu : The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested a Chinese national in Kapan along with approximately 6 kilograms of gold and NPR 4.8 million in cash last night.

Details regarding the arrested Chinese citizen have not been disclosed by the CIB, pending further investigation into the weight and origins of the gold.

Sources indicate that the detained Chinese was previously wanted by the police for involvement in gold smuggling.

In parallel operations, two individuals have been arrested in New Delhi, India, on suspicion of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Authorities are coordinating to repatriate them to Nepal for further legal proceedings.

The CIB has made significant strides in its investigation, recovering a total of 60 kilograms of gold and electronic cigarettes through various routes.

To date, the bureau has arrested 20 individuals in connection with these smuggling activities.

Investigations are ongoing as the CIB has continued to probe further instances of gold smuggling involving both traditional and modern smuggling methods.