Security personnel detained a man after recovering 1.165 kilograms of gold from his possession at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.
The arrested has been identified as Padam Pariyar (28) of Gorkha district.
Pariyar had returned from Dubai, UAE travelling on the flight of Himalaya Airlines. He had hidden the gold in a suitcase. Pariyar was caught smuggling precious yellow metal during a routine check conducted by the customs department.
Meanwhile, Pariyar has been handed over to the TIA Custom department.
Further investigation into the case is being carried out, informed the police.