BARA, July 8:  A pickup van loaded with sugar from Dhodharpa of Kolhabi Municipality was impounded by the District Police Office of Bara on Wednesday night. According to the police, 49 bags of sugar that had been smuggled into the country without paying customs duty to the government were seized.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Amid ongoing shortage of chicken meat supply, the price of the poultry product has jumped to Rs 420 per kg in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The government has removed the quantitative restriction on the import of betel nuts, peas, peppercorns and dates at a time when a number of government bodies are mulling over restricting the import of luxury items, citing depleting foreign currency reserves.

CHITWAN, Feb 8: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has been able to arrest the convict on smuggling rhinoceros horn after 23 years of the crime. Krishna Prasad Neupane, 58, from Kalika Municipality-2 in the district had been absconding for such a long time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Police have arrested three persons from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) along with 1.155 kilograms of gold and four mobile phones.

RANJHA, Jan 22: Police have started tightening the noose to control illegal activities along Nepal-India border areas in Banke district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Police recovered Rs 5 million after a red ‘mail bag’ on which Bhadrapur is written from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Saturday, after Security Chief of TIA, Senior Superintendent of Police, Surendra Prasad Mainali received a tip-off for the same.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The government scrapped its earlier decision to allow the import of peppercorns, peas, dates and betel nuts, following concerns from various quarters on the possible ‘policy corruptions’ by the top government officials.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The government has eased the restriction on the import of peppercorns, peas, dates and betel nuts on condition.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The government is looking to impose quota restriction on the import of betel nuts, peas, dates and peppercorns that are found largely imported from third countries to smuggle to India.

BANKE, Jan 31: The rate of drugs abuse and smuggling dropped by 13 percent this year compared to the previous year.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 27: After betel nut, pea and black pepper, smugglers seem to have turned their attention to dried dates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Police have arrested two persons with a huge number of smartphones from Naghdhunga checkpoint in Kathmandu on Wednesday morning. Police said the smartphones were being smuggled into Kathmandu.

SIRAHA, Aug 26: Police arrested a man from Budhaura border point on the charge of smuggling alcohol from Nepal to India on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A Chinese national was held with four kilograms of smuggled gold from the Tribhuwan International Airport on Sunday night.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The police today morning arrested a man in illegal possession of drugs from Nagdhunga in Kathmandu. Raju Chaudhary of Kalaiya, Bara was held by a team from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Nagdhunga during a security check on a Kathmandu-bound passenger bus.

SAN DIEGO, July 26: An investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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KATHMANDU, June 18: The Department of Revenue Investigation (DoRI) has filed a total of 81 cases related to revenue evasion and leakage in the current fiscal year – FY2018/19.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Nepal Police have confiscated imported clothes being smuggled to Kathmandu from Butwal in a huge quantity in Kathmandu today.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Three Chinese nationals have been arrested at Tribhuvan International Airport for possessing 3.3 kg of gold in the rectum.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Officials involved in the investigation into the 33.5 kg gold smuggling case have said that Hari Sharan Khadka, one of the main accused in the case who was arrested in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) a few days ago, was the kingpin of the smuggling racket.

BHAIRAWA, Jan 16: District administration has been unable to check sand extraction from Rohini River in Rupendahi district, even as sand smugglers have been extracting sand from the river at Mainahawa of Rohini Rural Municipality - 2, and transporting the loaded tractors to Nepali and Indian markets.

TORONTO, Jan 15: A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the Federal Parliament of Nepal, has directed the Home Ministry to control all activities relating to drug trafficking.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Chakrapani Khanal has insisted on checking the unauthorized use of and smuggling of pesticides.

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SURKHET, Nov 24: About a month ago, locals of Barahatal Rural Municipality-4 in Surkhet had informed concerned stakeholders about rampant deforestation and timber smuggling in forest areas. Pagma Area Forest Office and Bheri Divisional Forest Office among other offices were informed about the misdeeds. Yet, none of the offices deployed their teams to investigate.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 7: In order to make the Tihar festival peaceful and safe, police have launched a campaign to control the smuggling and sales of firecrackers and intensified security checks on roads so as to minimize road accidents.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Like every year, the cases of confiscation of firecrackers by police have increased with the arrival of Tihar this year. Data maintained by the Police Headquarters, Naxal, shows that the number of firecracker confiscation cases, arrests for smuggling and possessing firecrackers and the number of firecrackers seized during the festive season have doubled over the year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Even as the authorities have stepped up measures in recent months to curb gold smuggling, cases of illegal trade of the precious yellow metal from China to Nepal have remained unabated.

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DAILEKH, Sept 9: Police have arrested a smuggler while trafficking a set of leopard skin from Aathbis municipality-2, Dailekh.

DOLAKHA, Aug 23: Dolakha police chief DSP Basudev Pathak received a tip off from an unidentified source regarding possible smuggling about a month ago.

LAHAN, July 31: In the last week of June, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police arrested Mahesh Basnet with a huge cache of drugs from Kathmandu. Police recovered different types of injections, liquid and tablets from Basnet.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Even as the term of the high-level committee formed to probe the 33 kg gold smuggling case expires next week, there are concerns that the probe body failed in carrying out an in-depth investigation into the matter.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Police have arrested two people with three kilogram of illegal gold from Nagdhunga.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The high-level committee formed by the home ministry to investigate the smuggling of 33 kg of gold has not been able to trace any political links to the case although some of those accused in this connection have indicated the involvement of politicians.

KATHMANDU, June 27: High-profile businessmen are being arrested one after another in connection with the infamous 33 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The high level investigation committee formed by the Ministry of Home Affairs arrested Raju Dwarka from Hotel Himalayan when the latter was celebrating his son’s marriage reception party yesterday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) expressed solidarity against drug abusers and smuggling on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Businessman Sanjaya Khetan has been arrested in connection with the 33 kg gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The special investigation team arrested Akbar Shah, proprietor of a restaurant in Labim Mall for his alleged involvement in 33 kg gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Locals and some forest officers in Sarlahi have accused the District Forest Officer (DFO) and other forest officers of smuggling forest products from the national and community forests in the district.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepal has requested the Chinese government for its support in combating rising gold smuggling and illegal transaction of US dollars from China into Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has warned all the stakeholders concerned to refrain from making any controversial statement over the ongoing investigation into the 33-kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Three former Nepal Police officials have rallied around the undercover cops indicted in the high-profile gold smuggling case, saying that the officers were discharging their duties as per order received from the higher authorities.

BIRATNAGAR, June 3: Chhiring Wangel Ghale alias David Da, one of the main accused  in the 33.5 kilograms gold scam, who had been on the run, presented himself to Morang district court today.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Lawmaker of Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Prem Suwal has smelt a rat on the high-profile 33.5 kg gold scam.

LUCKNOW, INDIA, May 30: As fuel prices have risen to historic highs, people living along the Indo-Nepal border areas of Uttar Pradesh have found out a new way to cope with the fuel prices: they are smuggling in petrol and diesel from neighbouring Nepal.