Police on Thursday held a person in possession with 17 kg of undeclared gold in Lamjung.
Pasang Lama, who was riding on a motorbike from Manang to Beshisahar of Lamjung was arrested by the police nearby bridge at Fudi of Marsyangdi rural municipality.
“We found the gold during a regular checking,” Lamjung police Chief Padam Bahadur Bista said. The police have informed that a new check post has been set up at Fudi.
According to the preliminary investigations, police have assumed that the gold might have been brought from Tibet via Manang.
“The arrestee seemed to be a porter,” Bista said, “We are launching an investigation into the case.”