Birgunj, June 29
Police have arrested a man with one kilogram of illegal gold from Birgunj of Parsa district this afternoon.
Santosh Kumar Sah, a permanent resident of Haripur Municipality-9 in Sarlahi, was arrested with the illegal gold in front of Shankaracharya Gate in Birgunj while he was allegedly on his way to India, informed SP Rewati Dhakal.
Acting on a tip-off, a team led by the Inaruwa Police Office In-charge Tribhuvan Sah confiscated the precious metal while checking a motorcycle (Na 48 Pa 3774).
The six pieces of precious metal were wrapped with a black tape, newspaper and again with a white tape and hidden in the air filter of the two-wheeler, said police.
Police are preparing to make public the alleged smuggler today itself.