The Tribhuvan International Airport Customs Office arrested a man earlier today along with half a kilogram of gold.
Khagendra Darji of Jhapa district had arrived home from Doha, Qatar, this afternoon carrying 499 grams of illegal gold. Chief of the TIA Customs Office, Dr. Tokraj Pandey, confirmed that Darji, who had smuggled gold in the form of a liquid substance, was arrested this afternoon acting on a tip-off.
Darji had landed at TIA from Doha on an aircraft of Himalaya Airlines.
The officials are working to ascertain whether Darji himself brought the gold or carried it for others working as agents.