KATHMANDU: As many as three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in smuggling arms and ammunition to Kathmandu of late, the Metropolitan Crime Division (MCD) said, on Thursday.
Acting on a tip-off, a sleuth deployed from the MCD arrested Devendra Bhandari, 35, and Manoj Basnet, 47, both hailing from Balkhu in KMC-14 and Suman Khadka, 50, of Chobar in Kirtipur Municipality-6, from Balkhu area this afternoon, MCD said in the statement.
Police intercepted a jeep (Ba 17 Cha 8364) carrying all three alleged arms smugglers and subsequently apprehended them, today.
After a preliminary investigation, police raided Suman Khadka’s house in Kiritpur and recovered a US-made pistol, it’s magazine and four rounds of live bullets hidden under bricks inside the compound.
Meanwhile, an investigation is underway.