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DRI seizes gold worth Rs 2.25 crore, arrests smuggler

The DRI team found 20 gold biscuits worth Rs 2.25 crore hidden under the back seat.

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March 12, 2024, 9:41 pm

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JAIPUR: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested a smuggler and seized gold worth Rs 2.25 crore. The accused was caught while trying to supply the gold from Guwahati to Delhi.

According to reports, the DRI had received input about a large consignment of gold being smuggled from Guwahati to Delhi. Following this, the team intercepted the accused smuggler near Mehandipur Balaji.

When the vehicle was searched, the DRI team found 20 gold biscuits worth Rs 2.25 crore hidden under the back seat. The gold was of foreign origin and had a purity of 99.5%, indicating that it was smuggled into India through sea routes.

The accused initially denied any knowledge of the gold but later confessed during interrogation. He also revealed that he had smuggled gold several times in the past. The car used by the accused has also been confiscated by the DRI team. The investigation is ongoing and further details are awaited.

First published: March 12, 2024