Indian national held with 10 kg ‘smuggled’ silver in Birgunj

An Indian national arrested in possession of 10 kg silver, in Birgunj, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Parsa, November 22

Police in Parsa district say they have arrested an Indian national in possession of 10 kg undeclared silver from the district’s major trade hub, Birgunj, on Thursday morning.

The 30-year-old Gulsan Sah Kanu, a resident of Thana Chanpatia in West Champaran district of Bihar state, was arrested on the basis of a tip-off, according to DSP Man Bahadur Rai, spokesperson of the District Police Office.

Police had arrested him from Sirsiya Khalwatole of the city as he was trying to cross the border on a motorcycle. Two packets of silver, weighing five kilo each, were hidden inside the air filter of the bike.

The suspect told police that he was taking the silver from a local bank to his boss. He, however, refused to give the identity of the boss.

Police say the suspect will be sent to the Department of Revenue Investigation for further probe.

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