Kathmandu: A Pakistani national has been
arrested from the the Tribhuvan International Airport
for trying to smuggle in fake Indian currency notes having a
face value of Rs 40 lakh.
45-year-old Karachi resident Mohammed Salim was arrested
by airport security officials upon arrival on an Oman Air
flight from Pakistan last evening.
"We have recovered the fake bank notes of Rs 1,000
denominations and 500 denominations from his possession,"
Deputy Inspector General Narayan Prasad Bastakoti said.
He attributed the seizure and arrest to new security
measures in place at the country`s only international airport.
"The police had been keeping a round-the-clock vigil at
TIA for the past few months based on intelligence report that
some racketeers are trying to smuggle fake Indian currency
notes to Nepal before pushing them into India through the
porous border," the senior police officer said.
The bank notes recovered from Salim`s possession were
hidden underneath the false bottom created in a paper carton.