27 kg gold bars seized, one person arrested


West Bengal -DRI busted a racket smuggling gold from China to India through the Nathula border in Sikkim and arrested one.

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DRI officials recovered 27 kg of gold bars of foreign origin, valued at Rs 8.62 crore. on the bases of specific intelligence, One person travelling in a Renault Duster was intercepted near Payel Cinema hall, Sevoke Road, Siliguri at about 8.15 am after a night-long operation.

He was caught when the smuggled gold bars were being carried from Nathula to Siliguri by Sonam Topgay Bhutia of Gangtok, Sikkim who is engaged in the business of export of handicrafts items and cane furniture to China through the Nathula border.

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