Seized gold weighs 60.716 kgs


Kathmandu: The total weight of the gold imported to the country from Tribhuvan International Airport by evading tax has been recorded 60.716 kilograms.    
The gold was weighed by the Mind Division of the Nepal Rastra Bank on Tuesday. The gold was smuggled and brought to the country from Hong Kong by hiding inside brake shoes of motorcycle.    
Earlier, the total weight of the goods including the seized gold was 155.468 kgms. On Monday, the actual weight of the gold was recorded 60.789 kgs after separating brake shoes and packaging cartoons    
The Revenue Investigation Department (RID) had confiscated the gold from the Tribhuvan International Airport premises some days ago.    
Chief of Mint Division of NRB Thaneshwor Acharya said that the actual weight is now measured 60.716 kgs adding that the gold looks of good quality. "However, we will complete its quality test in three days," Acharya added.    
The government agencies are investigating into the gold smuggling case.    
Acharya said that the government will decide next about the gold.