Police have arrested a Chinese national from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) while smuggling huge cache of US dollars on Monday.
Metropolitan Police Airport Security nabbed Yanhui Hong holding passport number E48525115 at around 10:15 am this morning while she was about to board a Sichuan Airlines flight to Chengdu.
DIG Bijay Lal Kayastha informed police recovered USD 98,500, 20,520 Chinese Yuan and Rs 13, 115 from her possession. The amount was concealed in hollow area of pipe connected to the handle of the luggage after wrapping it in paper.
The woman managed to smuggle the currency unnoticed at initial checking and was held during final security check.
Police send the arrestee to the Department of Revenue Investigation, Lalitpur for further action. It was Hong’ second visit to Nepal and she had entered Nepal on May 22.