Nepal's home ministry has identified 17 types of crimes committed on its border with India, of which nine have links with international gangsters, officials said on Friday.
Some of the crimes include smuggling of drugs and small arms, robbery, abduction, extortion and homicide. The crimes with involvement of international gangsters are mostly related to fake currency notes and terrorist acts, including bomb blasts and other forms of explosions, Xinhua reported.
A team of experts recently studied the situation of crime in the southern border areas, following which a Cross-Border Crime Control Action Plan 2013 was prepared and enforced.
The study revealed that various nexuses exist among underground armed outfits of Nepal, India and the international criminal groups.
According to the action plan prepared after the study, records of criminal groups active in the border area will be maintained through sharp vigil and coordination among all security bodies, including the Nepal Police, the Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Department.
The criminal groups will be traced, trapped and prosecuted, so that they could be discouraged effectively, added the plan.
"Criminal groups always attempt to disrupt law and order situation. It is our duty that we thwart their ill attempt. Maintaining security of Nepal and reducing cross-border crime is our prime goal," said Govinda Kusum, a former home secretary.