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24 kg gold seized in Bengal, 6 arrested

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Over 24 kg of gold worth nearly Rs 8 crore was seized and six people were arrested as a major of the from to was busted, an said on Tuesday.

"Gold bars weighing 24.150 kg of foreign origin were recovered from the six arrested people while they were travelling by bus from to Siliguri via Coochbehar," the Directorate of (DRI) said.

The seized items include 20 pieces of gold bars weighing 1 kg each and 25 pieces of gold biscuits, 166 grams each, he said, adding that it had been smuggled into from through the border at Moreh in

The six people are all residents of

During the last financial year, the DRI had seized 464 kg of gold within the geographical precincts of and Sikkim, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, and even China, valued at Rs 145.69 crore in as many as 46 cases.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 15:14 IST