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Gold worth Rs 7.22 crore seized,four train passengers arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The DRI officials today seized 23.1 kg of gold worth about Rs 7.22 crore from four train passengers arrived here from and arrested them.

Acting on a tip off that gold bars was being brought to Chennai by train from Ramanathapuram, the Directorate of officials intercepted the passengers at the Egmore railway station, a DRI release said.

The four admitted to the officials that the gold was concealed in specially designed pouches worn around their waist.

"The passengers admitted that the gold bars were smuggled to from via Ramanathapuram", the release said.

All the four persons have been arrested, it said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 21:50 IST