20 kilograms of gold, worth Rs 6 crore, 5 Bhutan nationals held

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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 20 kilograms of gold worth Rs 6 crores and sourced from Australia to South Africa from New Delhi railway station on Wednesday.

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The gold was seized in two different operations conducted by the DRI.

On Wednesday, an incident was carried out at New Delhi railway station on the basis of a clue. Officials stopped two passengers who arrived by train from West Bengal.

The officers found gold bars hidden in a cloth belt that the two men were wearing around their waists and recovered 10 kgs of foreign marked smuggled gold having a market value of Rs. 3.13 crores from them.

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In another incident conducted on the same day, officials stopped three passengers arriving by train from West Bengal and 10.2 kgs of foreign marked smuggled gold having a market value of Rs 3.26 cr seized from them.

DRI officials said the seized gold had been smuggled into India from China, the land border with neighbouring countries.

 

 

 

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