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Efforts on to check gold-smuggling via sea: Customs official

Press Trust of India  |  Ramanathapuram 

With the noose tightening around smugglers using the sea route to smuggle gold, a total of Rs 21 crore worth of the has been seized over the last one year-ending February 2019, a customs official said Monday.

Speaking to reporters here, of customs Ranjan Kumar Rowdry, the haul of gold confiscated last year was several times higher than than seized over the previous two years.

As part of efforts to curb gold-smuggling, several steps were underway, including installation of solar-powered light on the coastal areas including Thondi, Rameswaram and Mandapam areas, at a cost of Rs 6.90 lakh, he said.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 17:55 IST
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