Gold smuggling: Probe committee formed to investigate the scam

A six-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the case of smuggling of around 100 kgs of gold. The committee has been directed to submit report within five days.

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Kathmandu: The Department of Customs has formed a probe committee to investigate into the incident related to the smuggling in of around one quintal gold from TIA without checking. A six-member probe committee was formed under coordination of Director at Investigation Section of Department of Customs, Man Bahadur Poudel, said Information Officer, Punya Bikram Khadka. The investigation committee has been directed to submit its report within five days.

Director General of the Department, Shova Kanta Poudel, formed the probe committee today to look into how around one quintal gold was passed from customs without checking. Information Officer Khadka shared, “The probe committee has been formed as such situation can be seen sometimes due to technical error even when Department staffs carry out necessary checking.”

The Department of Revenue Investigation seized around 100 kilograms of gold from Sinamangal on Wednesday. Total of six persons have been arrested in this connection so far. Director General of the Department of Revenue Investigation, Nawaraj Dhungana, said the seized yellow metal has been sent to Nepal Rastra Bank through the Department of Customs for its safe-keeping.