Rs 28-Crore Worth Gold Seized In Major Smuggling Bust At Indo-Myanmar Border
In a major gold smuggling bust, the Delhi Zonal Unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 55.61 kg of foreign-origin gold valued at Rs 28 crores from eight persons at two locations - Delhi and Lucknow, said the Ministry of Finance on Thursday.
According to an official release, the DRI received specific inputs regarding the smuggling of a huge quantity of foreign origin gold from Myanmar into India through the Indo-Myanmar border.
"Five passengers were intercepted by officers of DRI, Delhi Zonal Unit near Delhi, and three passengers were intercepted by the officers of DRI, Lucknow Zonal Unit at Lucknow. A search of the persons resulted in the recovery and seizure of 335 gold bars, weighing 55.61 kg. The said eight persons have been apprehended," it added.