N24 Special Report, KATHMANDU: A patrol team of Nepal police has found 54 Chinese pistols hidden under bushes in Dolpa, a district near the Nepal-China border in Mid-Western Himalyan region of the country.
Mid-Western Regional Police headquarters, Surkhet, confirmed the report stating that the weapons, that included 54 Chinese pistols, 1 magazine and 6 rounds of bullets packed in a plastic sack and hidden carefully in the bushes.
The patrol team was deputed to inspect activities going in Majhiphal-9, Tori and around the China-Nepal transit area in the region, when it stumbled upon the unclaimed weapons in stream.
This area is one of the crucial areas for collecting Yarshagumba and yearly many innocent villagers became victims of the bullets in the hands of smuggler who try to take away their collection of Yarshagumba herb on gun point.
Prior to this police has found huge quantity of arms and weapons in the Himalayan region districts and mountains of the Far-Western region.
While smuggling of local pistols in the southern terai region from Bihar and other adjoining areas of Nepal has been in trend for a long time now, smuggling of weapons from least guarded Nepal-China transit points across the Himalayan region has grown in the recent years.
Though police patrols have for some years started to scan the area, their scanning is particularly limited to crimes related to Yarshagumba and tracking illegal Tibetan refugees, who enter Nepal through this transit points to enter India- a land where they remain safe from clutches of Chinese government.
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