Businessman Sanjaya Khetan has been arrested in connection with the 33 kg gold smuggling on Saturday afternoon.
A special probe committee formed by the Home Ministry to investigate the 33 kg gold smuggling arrested Khetan from Kathmandu for investigation.
Khetan is the partner of Hundi businessman Bimal Poddar.
Police arrested Khetan while he was about to board an India-bound plane at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday morning.
According to sources, Ketan used to invest in illegal gold and look for gold customers as well.
Earlier, the special probe committee led by Ishwor Raj Paudel, joint secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, had raided Poddar’s apartment and took him under control along with important documents.