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504 Smuggled Gold Bars Worth Rs 43 Crore Seized , 8 Arrested At New Delhi Railway Station
All the accused had fake identity cards and had allegedly smuggled the gold bars into India through the Indo-Myanmar border.
504 Smuggled Gold Bars Worth Rs 43 Crore Seized, 8 Arrested At New Delhi Railway Station
New Delhi: On Friday at New Delhi Railway Station, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, eight persons were arrested and 504 smuggled foreign-origin gold bars were seized from their possession.
The gold bars weigh 83.621 kg and are worth approximately Rs 42.89 crores. They were reportedly concealed in specially tailored cloth vests worn by the carriers.
"Acting on specific intelligence, eight passengers traveling to New Delhi by Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, were intercepted at New Delhi railway station and 504 smuggled foreign origin gold bars were recovered from their possession," read an official release.
All the accused had fake identity cards and had allegedly smuggled gold bars into India through the Indo-Myanmar Border.
"The gold bars were concealed in specially tailored cloth vests worn by the carriers. The gold bars smuggled into India through the Indo-Myanmar border were being carried to New Delhi for further disposal. The said eight carriers who were traveling on fake Identity, have been arrested," it added.
"The smugglers use air, land, and rail routes to locally transport the smuggled gold," the statement read. Under the Customs' Act-1962 the eight men have been arrested and remanded to judicial custody. Further investigation is in progress.