60 kg gold smuggling case: CIB submits investigation report to District Attorney Office

KATHMANDU: Completing its investigation into the case of 60 kilograms of gold smuggled from Hong Kong into the country, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police submitted its report to the District Attorney Office, Kathmandu along with opinion on Wednesday.

CIB Chief Kiran Bajracharya said that the CIB has suggested the Attorney’s office make 27 Nepalis and 23 foreign nationals’ defendants in the case.

The case may be opened again and the number of defendants may increase, Bajracharya said.

So far, 30 persons are in police custody while one is out of the police custody citing health issues.

The arrestees in connection to the gold smuggling include customs officials, customs agents, gold traders and Indian and Chinese nationals.

The Revenue Investigation Department on July 19 had confiscated the smuggled gold weighing 60 kilos and 716 grams from the Sinamangal area.

 

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