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DRI arrests 3 men with smuggled Indian currency, 8 kg gold worth over Rs 3 crore

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The DRI has arrested three men for allegedly carrying cash and eight kg gold worth over Rs 3 crore concealed in a specially-built cavity behind the arm rest of a car after being smuggled from Bangladesh, officials said on Thursday.
Munnawar Alam, Mohammad Faisal and Altaf, who were travelling in a car in Kolkata on Tuesday, were intercepted following a tip-off, they said.
During questioning, they admitted to be carrying smuggled gold bars concealed in a specially-built cavity behind the arm rest in the rear seat of the vehicle, the officials said.
The eight kg gold along with the Indian currency -- cumulatively valued at Rs 3.29 crore -- smuggled into India from Bangladesh was seized and the three persons were arrested, they said.

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 2:55 PM IST

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