United Arab Emirates police have arrested Hari Sharan Khadka, said to be the supplier of illegal gold in the 33-kg gold smuggling case, from Dubai.
The arrest was made after Interpol issued a Red Notice against 12 individuals including Khadka for their alleged involvement in the smuggling upon the request of Nepal Police. Khadka is one of the suspects believed to be running a gold smuggling racket from Dubai. The alleged mastermind in the smuggling case, Chudamani Upreti aka Gore was arrested from Kathmandu on May 22, 2018.
Khadka, a native of Kavre district, had gone to UAE for employment but later turned to smuggling. The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had concluded Khadka was one of the five Nepalis supplying gold to Upreti, who in collusion with senior officers smuggled the gold into the country.