The customs department has recovered over 32 kg gold worth Rs. 10 crores from a truck at the Attari-Wagah border.
During the inspection, the customs officials found a cavity was created in the apple boxes to hide the delivery of gold bars being smuggled to India. On Wednesday night, the gold was seized from an apple-laden truck from Afghanistan at the Indo-Pak border.
The consignment came from Afghanistan via Pakistan and was meant for some Delhi-based dealers. The driver and the cleaner of the truck are being questioned, officials said.
Customs officials said that One carton of apples hidden 2 gold bars weighing about 1.2 kg each covered in black rubber and black carbon paper at its base, 11 cartons were found containing 27 gold bars weighing 32.654 kg.
According to the officers, it is the first time after 1991 that such a vast gold delivery was recovered at Attari border. Customs officials clearance agents were searched in Amritsar and Delhi.