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Four arrested for gold smuggling in Bengal

IANS  |  Kolkata 

About 7 kg of gold including 2 kg of was seized and four persons arrested from in two different operations conducted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, an said on Friday.

"Acting on a tip-off, one person coming in a car from Jaigon at the India-border to was arrested and 2 kg of foreign-origin gold was seized from him," a said.

On immediate follow up at the residence of the suspected recipient at Siliguri, huge cash amounting to nearly Rs 40 lakh was recovered and the recipient of gold was also arrested, the said.

In another operation, two persons, Dubeal and K. Thikka Khan, were arrested near and 5 kg gold valued at Rs 1.55 crore was recovered from them, the official said.

"The gold in the form of one solid bar and three chains were found concealed inside the of a sports scooter cycle," a DRI statement added.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 21:12 IST