Two more Chinese nationals held in connection with gold smuggling

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Kathmandu: Police have nabbed two more Chinese nationals for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of gold to and through Nepal. 

A team of police deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) arrested Chinese nationals last night from Kathmandu. Spokesperson of Nepal Police and Inspector General of Police Kuber Kadayat said that investigations against those Chinese nationals are ongoing on their involvement in the gold smuggling. 

Nepal Police has not revealed the identity of the arrested. The CIB had also arrested four Chinese nationals on August 16. Cases under smuggling of illegal gold and organized crime would be filed against them, added Kadayet. 

So far, the number of people arrested in connection to the gold smuggling has reached 23. The Revenue Investigation Department (RID) had seized a huge quantity of gold smuggled to Nepal from Hong Kong on July 19. The yellow metal was brought to Nepal by hiding them in the brake shoes.