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Gold worth Rs 10 cr seized at Attari border

Press Trust of India  |  Attari (Punjab) 

The customs authorities has seized over 32 kg gold worth Rs 10 crore from a truck at the Attari-border, a said.

The gold was recovered Wednesday night from an apple-laden truck from by the officials at the Indo-Pak border.

During the checking, the officials found a cavity was created in the apple boxes to conceal the consignment of gold bars being smuggled to India, said Joint commissioner,

Kumar said the consignment came from via and was meant for some Delhi-based traders. He said the and the cleaner of the truck are being interrogated.

said, "One carton of apples concealed two gold bars weighing around 1.2 kg each wrapped in and black carbon paper at its base. Upon examination of the cargo, 11 cartons were found containing 27 gold bars weighting 32.654 kg."

According to the officials, it is the first time after 1991 that such a big gold consignment was seized at border.

Following the seizure, offices of custom clearing agents were raided in and

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 19:30 IST
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