Nepal Airlines senior pilot held from TIA for carrying USD 93,600


KATHMANDU – A senior pilot of Nepal Airlines Corporation has been arrested with a large amount of undeclared American dollar from the Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday night.

“Police arrested senior pilot of Nepal Airlines RA 229 Subarna Awale in possession of USD 93,600 during a luggage check for scheduled flight to Dubai on Sunday night,” said SSP Prem Chand.

Nepal Airlines has sent Captain Maheshman Dangol to fly the aircraft to UAE in place of Awale.

Police will hand over Awale to Department of Revenue Investigation on Monday itself.