Indian national arrested at Kathmandu airport on gold smuggling charge

File image: Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, December 31

Police in Kathmandu have arrested an Indian national for his alleged involvement in gold smuggling. The suspect has been identified as Hariram Nepali, who carries an Indian passport numbered R 76388733, from Maharashtra, according to police.

Police also found 500 gram illegal gold from his possession. The precious yellow medal, broken into two pieces, was hidden in his rectum, the investigators say.

He was arrested at the Tribhuvan International Airport while he was entering Nepal. He had landed in Kathmandu from Dubai on a Fly Dubai flight.

Further investigation is underway.

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