Police confiscate smuggled mobile phones worth over Rs 3.5 million

January 16, 2020

Shuvam Dhugana, The Kathmandu Post, January 16, 2019 

The Metropolitan Police Beat, Naghdhunga, have seized tax-evaded mobile phones worth millions of rupees in the span of one week.

On January 11, during a routine security check at the entry point of Kathmandu, police confiscated around 75 mobile phones of different companies, including Apple and Samsungs, from a bus en route to Kathmandu from Birgunj.

“No one was arrested as no one claimed ownership of the phones,” said Inspector Hemanta Bikram Thapa, chief at the Thankot police beat. “As the bus carrying passengers, we could not investigate further in details.”

Similarly, on January 12, police confiscated 32 phones of different at Nagdhunga.

“Again, no one claimed ownership of the phones and no arrest was made. We have increased our vigilance at major entry points,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Ghanshyam Shrestha, chief of Thankot Police Office.

“The phones are brought from India without paying tax and are sold in the Nepali market at low prices,” Thapa told the Post. “The seized phones were worth over Rs 3.5 million. We have sent them to the Metropolitan Police Office, Thankot, for further investigation.”