Police find millions of rupees deposited in foreign-currency-smuggling accused Chinese national’s account
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KATHMANDU: The Chinese national caught in foreign currency smuggling is found to have deposited millions of rupees in Nepali banks.
It was found that a Chinese citizen who was arrested at Tribhuvan International Airport while he was going to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia with millions of illegal foreign currency, had crores of money in a bank in Nepal.
Chinese citizen Fong Chengwen, who was arrested on June 5, was found to have deposited 12 million rupees in Citizens Bank.
According to the police, account no. 0114100000670041 term receipts of Rs 10.2 million deposited on various dates were recovered.
According to the police, fixed receipts of Rs 5 million dated February 22, 2023, Rs 3.7 million dated May 22, 2023, and Rs 1.5 million dated May 30, 2023 were recovered.
The police assigned to airport security arrested him after finding illegal currency of different countries in his luggage during a special check. The police recovered about 6 million in cash from different countries.
Nepalese Rupee 908 thousand, Vietnamese currency 4.05 million, Cambodian Real 5 thousand, Indian Rupee 8 thousand 460, Laotian currency 250 thousand, Singapore Dollar 242, Malaysian Ringgit 351, and Chinese Yuan 21 were recovered from him. Similarly, the police got 2 thousand US dollars and 113 thousand Thai baht from him.
The Special Bureau of Police has also started an investigation on the suspicion that he may be involved in international crimes.
The police data shows that Chinese citizens have intensified their criminal activities in Nepali territory.
Only on June 6, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the police arrested a Chinese and a Nepali for running an illegal business by bypassing international calls and SMS.