TIA police arrest Morang man with half kg gold hidden in diaper

Kathmandu, July 7

In yet another revealing incident of gold smuggling via Kathmandu airport, police have arrested a man in possession of half kilogram gold that he was allegedly smuggling hiding it in a diaper.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint tem deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range and Airport Security Unit arrested Lila Bahadur Basnet, a permanent resident of Morang district in eastern Nepal, in possession of the yellow metal.

He had landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport after spending three years in Qatar for a job.

DSP Hobindra Bogati informs that he had hidden the ring-shaped gold pieces under buttons of the diaper.

In his statements to police, Basnet said another Nepali man had asked him to take the diaper to the concerned family and he was not aware of gold hidden in it.

Further investigation is underway.

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