The DRI officials arrested two persons and recovered gold biscuits worth Rs 3.77 crore from them.
DRI source said that they stopped the two persons as they were deboarding a Gede-Ranaghat local train at Majhdia railway station, near the India-Bangladesh border on January 7. Smuggled gold weighing 11.66, worth Rs 3.77 crore had been hidden in specially-tailored waist belts was seized.
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DRI revealed that in the current financial year, officials recovered 395 kg of gold and gold jewellery worth Rs 123 crore from Bengal and North Eastern states. DRI officials said that the recovered gold is believed to be smuggled through India’s land borders with Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Nepal.