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Two Indians arrested with gold in Nepal

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Two Indians nationals have been arrested with half a kg of gold in

The men, identified as and of Haryana, were held on Tuesday during checking at Gaddachauki in Bhimdatta Municipality-10 of Nepal's district, custom officials said.

The gold was being smuggled in a jeep with an Indian number plate and the men were intercepted after a tip while they were on their way to

The customs officials confiscated half a kg of gold without label kept in a bag seized from the jeep. They said the market price of the seized gold was around Rs 2.5 million.

"We are investigating whether it is the work of an organised smuggling group or some businessmen," said Madan Dahal, in Gaddachauki.

He added that the gold could have been brought from and legal action would be taken against the accused after further investigation.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:12 IST