DRI recovers 49 gold bars of foreign origin

GUWAHATI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Guwahati below Kolkata zonal unit recovered 49 gold bars of overseas starting place cumulatively weighing 8.20 kg valued at Rs 2.40 crore from three persons of West Bengal at a rented space at Shantipur hill Side right here on Thursday.

An respectable supply said that the smuggled gold bars have been brought illegally from Myanmar through Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and have been to be taken to Kolkata.

The three persons are Ranjit Haider (26), Milan Mandal (20) and Utpal Mandal (25), all from 24 Parganas (south) district of West Bengal.


"It is a major detection by DRI Guwahati against the menace of smuggling of foreign origin gold. The further investigation in this case is in progress," the supply said.


In a separate operation on Wednesday sleuths of DRI intercepted one individual at Malda Railway station and recovered 6 items of overseas starting place gold bars weighing 2.3 Kg gms valued at Rs. 69 lakh. The intercepted individual was once carrying the said gold bars in specially tailored waist belts made of material fastened round his waist.


"It is believed that these gold bars were smuggled into India from Bangladesh via Hili - Malda route. The smuggled gold has been seized and one Sanjay Prasad (40), who hails from Bhojpur district of Bihar, has been arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act 1962," the supply said.


In the present monetary year starting till date, within the area unfold over West Bengal and the North jap states, the DRI has seized over 185 kg of gold valued at with regards to Rs 56 Crores out there, smuggled from Bangladesh, Burma and even Bhutan, the supply added.
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