MELAMCHI — Police on Friday arrested three persons possessing 18 kg gold being carried to Kathmandu in Sindhupalchok district.
The confiscated haul is worth around Rs 87.19 million as per the current price rate in Nepali market.
A police team deployed from the Barhabise Area Police Post nabbed them from the car which had left the Nepal-China border of Tatopani for the Capital.
While police stopped and checked the car along the Araniko Highway, the bullion was recovered in the four-wheeler (Ba 9 Cha 1463).
Consequently, police also arrested Sangbo Sherpa and Mingmar Sherpa from Tatopani-3 and Bimala Thapa from Melamchi-8.
The alleged smugglers have been kept at the Barhabise Police Post for further investigation.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.