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Gold ornaments worth over Rs 11 cr seized from bus passengers

Press Trust of India  |  Wayanad(Ker) 

Gold ornaments weighing about 34.350 kgs and worth more thanRs 11 crore were seized from six passengers of aprivate bus in the district early today.

Acting on a tip off, a team of excise department sleuths intercepted the bus, proceeding to Perinthalmanna in Malappuram district at 4.45 AM at Tholpetti check post, an excise official said.

During the search, the gold ornaments worth more than Rs 11 crore were found concealed in four bags, an excise official said.

The six passengers, all natives of have been handed over to sales officials in this connection, he said adding further investigation is on.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 13:48 IST