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.

66 kg of gold seized in FY2018/19

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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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Man arrested with leopard skin

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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.

RASUWA, May 26: Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

BIRATNAGAR, May 24: District Court  Morang is to continue  hearing testimony on Thursday from Chudamani Upreti aka Gore, who was allegedly involved in the case of the smuggling 33 kg of gold   and murder of Sanam Shakya.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Chudamani Upreti alias Gore, main accused in the 33 kg gold smuggling case, has been made public after arrest at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Chudamani Upreti alias Gore, the main accused of the 33 kg gold smuggling case, has been made public after arrest.

RAUTAHAT, May 16: Rautahat District Court has issued an arrest warrant against Kundan Kushahawa, provincial assembly member of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center), for smuggling timber.

BIRATNAGAR, May 14: After recording statements of those involved in gold smuggling case, Morang District Court has started hearing over the scam. Noted advocates including Shambhu Thapa, Raman Shrestha, Yadunath Khanal and Raju Basnet defended the case on behalf of Sanam Shakya, one who was killed in course of smuggling 33 kg gold from Tribhuvan International Airport.

MORANG, May 7: Morang District Court has recorded statements of 15 individuals among the total 63 accused in gold smuggling.

THADI, May 6:After a respite of a week, smuggling of Chinese apples has started again in Siraha, by changing routes and vehicles. Following the publication of a news story about the smuggling of apples a week ago, the smugglers have found new routes starting from the town of Lahan.

MORANG, May 4: Morang District Court has selected a judge for conducting hearings in the multi-billion rupee gold smuggling case through a drawing of lots.

BIRATNAGAR, May 3: The Office of District Attorney (ODA), Morang, has filed a case in the infamous 33 kg gold smuggling case, accusing 63 people including six police officials of racketeering, gold smuggling, kidnapping and murder.

BIRATNAGAR, May 2: Case against 62 people involved in smuggling of 33 kg gold and murder of Sanam Shakya will be filed at District Court, Morang. The accused will be charged on three counts of crime; kidnapping, attempt to murder and organized crime.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The high-level investigation committee formed by the Home Ministry to probe the smuggling of 33 kilograms of gold through  Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is likely to summon former chief of Nepal Police Prakash Aryal to record his statement.

Smuggling flourishing in Bhairahawa

April 25, 2018 04:39 am

BUTWAL, April 25: A large amount of fake excise duty stickers entered Nepal through Bhairahawa customs point of Rupandehi a month ago clearing several checkpoints.  Police nabbed the vehicle carrying the fake stickers only after it reached Dhakdahi. Fake excise duty stickers worth around Rs 400,000 was seized from the vehicle. The stickers had the stamp of Inland Revenue Department.