Police arrest two persons with alleged tax-evaded electronic gadgets valued at Rs 5.2 millionThe police also confiscated more than Rs1.5 million in cash and cheques worth more than Rs5,73000 from the accused.
The Metropolitan Police Beat, Swayambhu, on Wednesday evening arrested two persons for bringing tax-evaded electronic gadgets worth several million rupees from various countries.
Those arrested have been identified as Nikesh Shakya of Kathmandu and Reshma Shakya of Nuwakot.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Lal Dhwaj Subedi also raided the house of Hari Bahadur Shrestha, located at Kathmandu Metropolitan City-25, Tangal, and confiscated the illegal imports valued at Rs5.2 million.
“We have confiscated 23 iPads, 18 iPhones, 9 Apple Watches, 6 earphones, 1 Apple Pencil, 15 Samsung phones and 1 camera,” said Subedi.
The police also confiscated cash worth more than Rs1.5 million and cheques worth more than Rs5,73000 from the duo.
“Upon interrogation, they revealed that they used to purchase the products from Hong Kong and Singapore and import them here through individuals travelling to Nepal. After receiving the goods from the individual, they used to sell them to mobile phone shops at comparatively lower prices,” said Subedi.
The arrested persons were sent to the Department of Revenue Investigation for further investigation, Subedi said.