DRI slueths seize gold worth Rs 4.21 cr from passenger at Visakhapatnam Railway station

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Visakhapatnam, Mar 11 : Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Visakhapatnam have seized 7.396 kgs of Gold, worth Rs 4.21 crore from a passenger at Visakhapatnam Railway Station.

Acting on specific intelligence, the officials of DRI Visakhapatnam intercepted one person who arrived at Visakhapatnam Railway Station from Kolkata by Howrah-Chennai mail on Thursday along with the recipient who came to the railway platform and met the arrived person, a DRI release here said on Saturday.

From the inner zip lining pocket of the arrived person’s Trolley Bag, 8 bars of smuggled gold of 7.396 Kgs (99.9 purity 24 Carat) valued at Rs. 4.21 crore have been seized.

It was revealed that gold was smuggled from Bangladesh & melted/recast into bars in Kolkata.

The two persons were arrested and remanded to judicial custody.

Further investigation is in progress, the release added.


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