KATHMANDU: Dawa Lama, a resident of Limi Village Development Committee (VDC), Humla district, was held with 195,000 Euros while trying to smuggle out the currency to India.
Police arrested Lama during security check at Tribhuvan International Airport this morning. He was to board an aircraft of Spice Jet Airways to New Delhi at 9 a.m.
The Airport Security Police held a news conference this afternoon and quoted Lama as saying in the preliminary interrogation that half of the amount was his while the rest was given him by a Chinese national. The Euro confiscated from Lama is equivalent to Rs 21.45 million.
Police said Lama who had been trading in herbs since the last 15 years in Bouddha area was also involved in illegal business. RSS