A team of the Metropolitan Police Circle Office in Thankot on Wednesday (November 5, 2014) got hold of seven kilogram of gold from a passenger travelling to Kathmandu from the east of the country.
Police seized the gold worth Rs 30 million from Dorje Sherpa, 43, of Papung-4 in Taplejung district travelling in a bus.
According to Prabin Dhital, the Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Thankot Police office, Dorje had been hiding the gold in his waist in a piece of cloth.
Dorje was arrested while police were checking the vehicle entering and exiting from Nagdhunga, an entry point to Kathmandu.
Police are probing the incident with the alleged smuggler under their control.