Gold Rush on the Runway: 1.7 Kg Seized at Kathmandu Airport


1.70 kg of gold discovered in an aircraft landed at TIA.

Kathmandu, Nepal: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) security officials foiled a gold smuggling attempt on Wednesday, confiscating a significant amount of the precious metal hidden within an Indigo Air flight arriving from New Delhi.

Discovery During Routine Inspection:

According to SSP Krishna Hari Sharma, head of the Airport Security Office, the contraband, weighing approximately 1.7 kilograms (3.75 pounds), was cleverly concealed within the aircraft's seats. This discovery was made during a standard post-landing inspection conducted by vigilant security personnel.

Unraveling the Mystery:

Authorities are currently conducting a thorough investigation to determine the origin of the smuggled gold and identify the intended recipients. This includes questioning airline staff and reviewing passenger manifests.

Continuous Vigilance at TIA:

This incident highlights the vigilance of TIA security personnel and their commitment to curbing illegal activities at the airport. The confiscated gold will be processed according to Nepalese customs regulations.

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