Three Chinese, including two women, and a Nepalese driver were arrested with huge amount of illegal foreign exchange in Nepal, police said on Sunday.
Acting on a tip-off, police had intercepted the Scorpio while they were trying to exit the Kathmandu Valley with the illegal cash on Saturday. The trio were carrying around USD 260,000, around 118,000 Euro and some amounts of Canadian dollars, Francs and Australian Dollars totaling Nepali Rs 47 million, police said.
"Three Chinese nationals, including two women, in possession of a huge cache of illegal foreign currencies were arrested from Nagdhunga on the outskirts of Kathmandu yesterday," police said.
They were arrested while they were exiting the Kathmandu Valley on a private vehicle. The trio are being interrogated with the help of interpreters, they said. The Nepalese man identified as Pemba Tamang (39), from Rasuwa district, was arrested for helping the trio, police said.