Gold smugglers gang busted – The Hindu BusinessLine

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The Delhi Zonal Unit of Division of Income Intelligence (DRI) has seized 83.6 kg of gold bars with 99.9 per cent purity of overseas origin at New Delhi railway station. These gold bars have been being smuggled into the nation from Myanmar by means of the worldwide land border at Moreh in Manipur.

The market worth of the recovered gold is near ₹ 43 crore.

DRI had intercepted eight passengers who had arrived at New Delhi railway station on Friday afternoon by Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Specific and seized from their possession 504 smuggled gold bars of overseas origin collectively weighed 83.621 kgs.

In response to the DRI supply, the DRI have been performing on the premise of particular intelligence developed meticulously and painstakingly over months.

The gold bars have been discovered to be hid in specifically tailor-made material vests worn by these passengers. The carriers of the smuggled gold have been discovered to be travelling on pretend identification (Aadhaar card).

DRI sources stated that as per the intelligence inputs, the recovered gold bars carrying overseas markings, was being smuggled into India from Myanmar by means of the worldwide land border by way of Moreh in Manipur and smuggling syndicate working from Guwahati was trying to get rid of the contraband within the cities of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai which have thriving markets for the yellow metallic and jewelry made therefrom.

As per DRI sources, the smuggling syndicate sourced and recruited poor and needy people from varied components of the nation to behave as carriers of smuggled gold by luring them with the prospect of fast and simple cash.

The smugglers used air, land and rail routes to regionally transport the smuggled gold. The aforesaid eight carriers have been arrested underneath the Customs Act, 1962 and remanded to judicial custody.





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