3 Chinese nat’ls held with foreign currencies worth Rs 42.6 m

Published On: January 14, 2017 02:09 PM NPT By: Deepak Kharel

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Metropolitan Crime Division (MCD), Teku on Saturday three Chinese nationals with various foreign currency notes worth Rs 42.6 million from Nagdhunga, Kathmandu.

Acting on a tip-off, a speical squad of MCD  tracked down and detained one male and three female Chinese nationals at Nagdhunga while they were heading for Rasuwa from Thamel by a tourist bus, Ba, 1 Na 1232, at 2 am today. 

“The seized currencies were Euro 18,000, Yuan 100,000, USD 60,000 including Australian, Canadian and Japanese currencies”, said SPP Sarbendra Khanal, chief of MCD. The currencies were found hidden in a false bottom of their suitcase.

It is believed that the trio have been involved in smuggling foreign currencies from Nepal to China for a long time.

Police said the investigation into the case is underway. 

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