DRI arrests 2 with contraband gold worth Rs 2 53 crore

  • | Wednesday | 4th March, 2020

Contraband gold worth about Rs 2.53 crore was seized from them. Information of a huge quantity of foreign origin gold, smuggled into India from Bangladesh through the border in the district of Cooch Behar to be smuggled out to Uttar Dinajpur district, had been received by the DRI. Both Jaman and Rahaman confessed that they were carrying the smuggled gold in cloth belts. On searching the two apprehended persons, a total of 50 pieces of gold biscuits of various countries were recovered. In the current financial year, about 275 kg of gold has been seized by DRI in Bengal and Sikkim.

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