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2 Indian nationals arrested with gold in Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Two Indian nationals were arrested today for allegedly smuggling half a of gold in a in western Nepal, officials said.

and Suresh Kumar, residents of Haryana, were arrested during checking at Gaddachauki in Bhimdatta Municipality-10 of Nepal's district, custom officials said.

The gold was being smuggled in a with an Indian number plate and the men were intercepted by the officials following a tip-off as they were on their way to India, reported.

The market price of the seized gold, kept in a bag without a label, is around Rs 2.5 million, officials said.

in Gaddachauki Madan Dahal said it was not clear where the gold came from, but assumed that it could have come from

"We are investigating whether it is the work of an organised smuggling group or some businessmen," he said, adding that legal action would be taken against the accused after further investigation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:10 IST
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