Girl arrested at TIA for illegal attempt to transport currency to UAE

Published On: February 13, 2024 06:39 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Police have apprehended a girl at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for attempting to transport currency illegally to the UAE.

The arrested person, identified as Sushmita Gole, 19, from Jugal Rural Municipality-2, Sindhupalchowk, was detained by TIA authorities on Monday afternoon.

Upon inspection at the baggage checking area, the police discovered UAE Dirhams worth 10,000 and Saudi Riyals worth 149,000 in her possession as she was preparing to board a FlyDubai flight from Kathmandu.

TIA authorities have stated that further investigation is underway regarding the recovered currency.