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12 kg smuggled gold seized in Kolkata

IANS  |  Kolkata 

About 12 kg of smuggled gold valued at Rs 3.7 crore was seized here in two separate operations and seven persons were arrested, an said on Monday.

Acting on a tip off, personnel of the Directorate of intercepted three persons at Burrabazar, one of Asia's biggest wholesale markets, in central and recovered 53 gold biscuits having a foreign marking, weighing 6.18 kg and valued at 1.68 crore.

"Gold biscuits were hidden in the shoes," the said.

According to initial findings, the gold biscuits were smuggled into from through Bangaon, an Indo-border town in North 24 Parganas of The men were in a car.

"Three persons and the of the car have been arrested," a DRI said.

Three of the accused have been remanded to judicial custody for 14 days.

In another case, one person was apprehended from a bus plying between and (Bangladesh) at Kaikhali in North 24 Parganas by DRI officials. The and the supervisor of the bus were also arrested for smuggling the gold from

A total of 5.55 kg of gold of foreign origin, valued at Rs 1.75 crore, was recovered from the person's shoe and a belt tied around his waist, a said.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:14 IST