Arrest of 3 more in gold smuggling case

Kathmandu, Aug. 12: Police have arrested 3 more persons for their suspected involvement in the smuggling of 100 kg. of gold to Nepal from Hong Kong.

Two of them are Chinese nationals while one is Rohan Adukia, son of businessman Rakesh Adukia, who was also arrested in the case. They were arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Both the accused are among the prime suspects in Nepal’s biggest gold haul, according to Navaraj Adhikari, Superintendent of Police of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and Chief of Tribhuvan International Airport Security Office, Arjun Chand said that Adukia was arrested and handed over to the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI).

According to the record of the Immigration Office of TIA, Rohan was found flying overseas 41 times from Nepal in the last 16 months.

21 individuals, including three Chinese, a Belgian and an Indian national, have been arrested so far on it.

A team from the Department of Revenue Investigation took away the gold that was hidden inside motorcycle brake shoes. The gross weight of the smuggled gold was to be 155 kilograms.

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