Police arrested Smugglers from Shankhuwasabha
Police has arrested a smuggler. The name of the arrested man is Topchen Bhote ; arrested with 5kg gold from Chyamtang in Bhotkhola Rural Municipality, Sankhuwasabha.
police arrested Topchen Bhote with 5kg gold and Rs38,000 cash from Chyamtang in Bhotkhola Rural Municipality, Sankhuwasabha. Chyamtang is three days’ walk from the district headquarters, Khandbari, and just 30 minutes’ walk from Kimathanka the border point between Nepal and China.
Police caught up with Topchen and after identifying him searched his belongings when they discovered five gold bars taped inside a jacket that was tucked underneath food items inside a bag.
Following Bhote’s arrest, police were able to arrest two more people—Jarka Bhote of Khandbari Municipality and Chyang Rinjin Bhote of Bhotkhola Rural Municipality—who were also involved in the gold smuggling racket.
The Koshi-Lasha highway is the shortest route to Tibet from Jogabani, India. The highway passes through Kimathanka border point and is known as the tri-nation link road. Since the border point is open, smugglers have been using it to move contraband gold and other items.