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Kolkata: Over 24 kg of gold worth almost Rs 8 crore was seized and 6 individuals were arrested as a significant racket of smuggling the rare-earth element from Myanmar to India was busted, an authorities stated on Tuesday.
“Gold bars weighing 24.150 kg of foreign origin were recovered from the six arrested people while they were travelling by bus from Manipur to Siliguri via Coochbehar,” the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) authorities stated.
The seized products consist of 20 pieces of gold bars weighing 1 kg each and 25 pieces of gold biscuits, 166 grams each, he stated, including that it had actually been smuggled into India from Myanmar through the border at Moreh in Manipur.
The 6 individuals are all citizens of Manipur.
During the last fiscal year, the DRI had seized 464 kg of gold within the geographical precincts of West Bengal and Sikkim, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and even China, valued at Rs 145.69 crore in as lots of as 46 cases.
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