Dhangadhi: In a significant development in Dhangadhi, Kailali, an Indian-registered vehicle, which had been involved in the illicit transportation of goods from India, found itself facing a substantial fine of 21 lakhs.
The enforcement action came in response to the discovery of contraband items in an Indian truck bearing the registration number UP 21 CN 8887. This truck, purportedly carrying goods under the name of Ankit Bastralaya from Godavari Municipality-2 in Attaria, was apprehended upon its arrival in Dhangadhi. The seizure took place under the vigilant scrutiny of the Kailali customs office, thanks to the efforts of the Armed Police.
The diligent inspection carried out by the Armed Police Force, Nepal No. 34 Gan Headquarters Kailali, revealed a discrepancy between the declared quantity in the notification letter and the actual contents of the vehicle. Subsequently, the truck was conveyed to the Kailali customs office for a more thorough examination.
During this comprehensive inspection, the authorities unearthed undisclosed items, which included 1,080 blankets, 1,251 meters of woolen suit cloth, and 1,000 ladies' shawls—none of which had been previously mentioned in the initial notification letter. In accordance with the law, the truck was ultimately released following the payment of customs duties and a fine amounting to a total of 20 lakh 92 thousand 924 rupees.
This incident underscores the vigilance of law enforcement agencies in curbing illegal activities and protecting the integrity of trade and customs regulations in the region. The successful imposition of the fine serves as a testament to the commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding against illicit cross-border trade.