KATHMANDU, June 9: Four people were arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport  (TIA) in possession of gold.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has raided Vienna Hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu, owned by Dawa Tsering, a Belgian citizen of Chinese origin who is allegedly involved in gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The report submitted to the government by the High-level Probe Commission on gold smuggling in the country has stirred confusion as the facts and details in its report have been found to be false. The information provided in the report, presented a month ago by the Commission, has been discovered to be inaccurate.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Ministry of Home Affairs has formed another committee to take action against the police officers implicated in gold smuggling due to serious negligence in their investigative duties.

KATHMANDU, March 20: It is suspected that gold is smuggled through helicopter rescue flights from around the northern border crossing with China.

The recent revelations surrounding the gold smuggling case in Nepal have raised serious concerns about the integrity of law enforcement agencies and the government's commitment to combating illicit activities. The findings of the commission formed to probe gold smuggling cases have highlighted grave errors and potential corruption within the investigation process, casting a shadow of doubt on the entire justice system.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has received the report of the High-Level Probe Commission on Gold Smuggling. The commission, chaired by former high court judge Dilli Raj Acharya, submitted its findings to the CIB on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has received the report of the High-Level Probe Commission on Gold Smuggling. The commission, chaired by former high court judge Dilli Raj Acharya, submitted its findings to the CIB on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has instructed the authorities to immediately implement the report of the Commission of Inquiry formed to investigate gold smuggling in the country.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Shortly after the government decided to implement the report submitted by the High-Level Probe Commission on Gold Smuggling, police have arrested Dipesh Pun, the son of former Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, in connection with the gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The high-level commission tasked with investigating gold smuggling in the country has concluded that the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) committed serious errors in the investigation of gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Nepali Congress Whip Sushila Thing has drawn the Speaker’s attention, pointing out that an individual with a controversial image was included in the current Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, March 12: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Administration has stated that customs inspection and controlling gold smuggling do not fall within the jurisdiction of the Airport Civil Aviation Office.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The High-level Probe Commission formed to investigate gold smuggling has requested the government to extend the deadline to submit its report by mid-March.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The high-level commission formed to investigate gold smuggling has sought details from the inspectors general of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) about the necessary evidence and other details.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The investigation of the Department of Revenue Investigation (DoRI) have revealed that Naresh Agarwal, a garment merchant who was arrested on charges of hundi transaction, is the official agent in facilitating payments related to the smuggling of 9 kg of gold from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and about 61 kg of gold intercepted outside the TIA premises.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The high-level probe commission formed to investigate the recent cases of gold smuggling has interrogated CPN (Maoist Centre) Vice-Chairman Krishna Bahadur Mahara and proprietor of Bidh Lab, Bhimkant Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The high-level committee formed to investigate the nine-kg gold smuggling case through vape (electronic cigarettes) has recorded statements of former Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is also Vice Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Inquiry Commission formed to investigate gold smuggling has taken the statement of Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, who is in the Central Jail. The commission took his statement on gold smuggling and related issues.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is set to probe the case involving the seizure of 14 kg of gold at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The three months deadline given by the government to the high-level probe commission to investigate the gold smuggling case has expired.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The investigation committee of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Customs Office has concluded that Min Bahadur Ghale and his group were involved in smuggling 138 kg of gold, with 14 kg of gold having been seized by the customs office last time.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Although the Prime Minister's Office is the place where the important government documents of the country are kept, it has been found that some important documents have disappeared from there. The government has not found the document given by the task force formed to bring those involved in gold smuggling into the scope of action and to control smuggling.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal Police has arrested a Chinese national in connection with two kilograms of gold recovered from Nagdhunga last Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The government has formed a four-member probe commission to investigate gold smuggling. The commission is led by former judge of the High Court Dilliram Acharya. Other members of the commission are Kishor Jung Karki, Premraj Joshi and Sahakul Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Since the closure of the Tatopani crossing in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake, smugglers have adapted and continued their illegal activities, with the Kerung crossing emerging as the new route for gold smuggling into Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) has uncovered that the 60 kg gold smuggling network, recently seized, used WeChat and WhatsApp for communication. Ever since the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police started its investigation into the smuggling case, it has been found that their network has been expanded through WeChat and WhatsApp, while testing the technical devices used by them, including mobiles phones.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested one more person in the course of investigation into the smuggling case of nearly 60 kg of gold brought from Hong Kong.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: It has been found that Chinese criminal gangs are involved in various criminal activities in Nepal, ranging from gold smuggling to match-fixing, call bypass, human trafficking, ATM vandalism, online fraud, and illegal foreign currency trading.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal Police has sent Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dinesh Acharya to Hong Kong to collect more evidence about gold smuggling. It is believed that SSP Acharya will coordinate with the Hong Kong Police to gather the necessary evidence.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: In a recent development which sheds light on the extent of gold smuggling in Nepal, a peculiar example has come to the forefront involving the distribution of golden bowls (kachaura) and water pots (ankhora) to female visitors after their trips to the Pashupatinath Temple.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The major political parties in parliament have agreed to form an inquiry commission to investigate and examine the gold smuggling cases that have occurred thus far.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A preliminary draft of a high-level probe committee to investigate gold smuggling has been prepared. The draft of the high-level probe committee was prepared by a task force consisting of the leaders of the three major political parties, in the meeting held at Singha Durbar on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has arrested four more Chinese nationals in connection with the 60.716 gold recovered from a taxi outside the Tribhuvan International Airport on July 19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has demanded the formation of a high level judicial commission to investigate the 100 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has been handed over the responsibility to further investigate the smuggling of 100 kg gold after 17 days of the seizure of the gold smuggled from foreign country. The Revenue Investigation Department (RID) shared this information on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The government has refused to form a high-level committee to investigate the recent case of gold smuggling, arguing that the formation of the new committee might affect the ongoing investigation progress.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asserted that the gold smuggling scandal would be taken to its final conclusion. He pledged that investigation would be conducted to the root of this scam and all the culprits would be brought to book.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Controversial businessman Rakesh Kumar Adukia, wanted by the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI), is suspected to have left the country. It is assumed that the Adukia father-son duo who was involved in the smuggling of around 100 kilos of gold has left the country. Merely a week after the successful recovery of the smuggled gold, the DRI’s raid on his house proved futile, as the team returned only with a handful of documents. The DRI team that raided Adukia's house in Kamalpokhari hasn’t yet paid attention to his factory in Maligaon.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has drawn the attention of parliament to form a high-level committee to probe the 100 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) arrested one individual on Sunday morning in connection with the 100 kg gold smuggling. The gold was seized by a DRI team from outside the Tribhuvan International Airport a few days ago.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Members of Parliament (MPs) have demanded that the parliamentary committee should play an effective role in controlling gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Officials are currently investigating Ready Trade for its suspected involvement in smuggling around 100 kilograms of gold using unconventional methods. The company is believed to have hidden the gold within 'brake shoes' as well as inside mechanical motors, specifically a water pump.

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KATHMANDU, July 25: It has been found that gold traders from Nepal and India have set up offices in Hong Kong and are allegedly facilitating gold smuggling. According to a high security source, some individuals who have been involved in gold smuggling since the past and some new traders have set up offices in Hong Kong to carry out gold smuggling.

BIRATNAGAR, July 22: Rabi Lamichhane, president of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), has said that gold being smuggled through the airport might be happening with the setting of certain influential individuals or groups.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Authorities have seized a substantial amount of gold at Tribhuvan International Airport during special raid conducted by Revenue Investigation Department.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Investigations into the nearly two kgs of gold recovered from the Kalidaha border crossing between Nepal and India in Rupandehi district have revealed the involvement of gold traders from Butwal in the smuggling. The recovered gold was about to be smuggled into India.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Five cleaning staff members of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been arrested for their involvement in the smuggling of gold. The cleaning staff were found involved in smuggling the precious yellow metal worth around Rs 20 million from TIA on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The cleaning staff members of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been found to be allegedly involved in gold smuggling.