Three Arrested For Smuggling Gold Biscuits Worth Over Rs 3 Crore: Police

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Officers recovered 60 gold biscuits, weighing a complete of 9.960 kg. (Representational)

New Delhi: 

The Directorate of Income Intelligence (DRI) has arrested three individuals for allegedly carrying about 10 kg gold value over Rs three.87 crore smuggled into India via the Indo-Myanmar border, an official mentioned on Tuesday.

Appearing on a tip-off, the DRI officers intercepted a car on the Fulbari-Ghoshpukur bypass on Monday and recovered 60 gold biscuits, weighing a complete of 9.960 kg, smuggled from Myanmar to India via the Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram, the official mentioned.

Zomuankima, H Rualsangpuia and Lalneihlaia, from Mizoram’s Aizwal, had been taking the smuggled gold bars from Aizawl to Kolkata, he mentioned. The smuggled gold biscuits, with Myanmar-origin markings, had been hid in two headrests of the center seat of the automotive, the official added.

He mentioned all of the recovered gold biscuits, valued at Rs three,87,07,548, have been seized and the three individuals arrested underneath the provisions of the Customs Act. The gold biscuits had been to be delivered to an individual in Kolkata, the official mentioned.

Additional investigation is on to unearth the kingpins of the smuggling racket, he added.

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