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DRI crackdown on smuggled gold in Kolkata, 6 arrested

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
Sleuths of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have seized 16.34 kg of smuggled gold, valued at Rs 5.37 crore, from different areas of the city, and arrested six persons in this connection, officials said on Saturday.
The DRI conducted three separate operations on March 25, 26 and 28 and recovered the gold, it said in a release.
On the basis of inputs received on March 25, two persons lodged in a hotel in central Kolkata were found to be in possession of 4.98 kg gold valued at Rs 1.65 crore, the release said.
In the second operation, the DRI sleuths seized 3.32 kg of the precious metal worth Rs 1.09 crore, from a person lodged in a guest house in Salt Lake area.
The third operation took place on March 28 in the business district of Burrabazar, where DRI officials recovered gold weighing 8.04 kg valued at Rs 2.63 crore, along with unaccounted cash worth Rs 75.3 lakh, the release said.
Six persons have been arrested in connection with the recovery, it added.

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 5:30 PM IST

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