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DRI and Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold valued of Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur

DRI and Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold valued of Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 May 2018, 02:40 am

Guwahati, May 10 (IBNS): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Assam Rifles seized gold biscuits weighing around 12 kg  valued at Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur’s Moreh town along with Indo-Myanmar border on Thursday.

According to the reports, on the basis of specific intelligence developed by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a joint team of DRI and Assam Rifles conducted an operation and made a seizure of 12.075 kg of gold worth of Rs 3.62 crore.

A top DRI official said that, the joint team of DRI and Assam Rifles at PVCP Khudengthabi stopped two Maruti Van travelling from Moreh towards Imphal for checking. 

While carrying out thorough inspection of the vehicle, gold biscuits were found hidden inside the front and rear tyre of both vehicles.

DRI and Assam Rifles troops apprehended two persons.

The gold was smuggled into India through the Indo-Myanmar border.

The gold have been seized under the customs act 1962.

Further investigation is on in the case.

DRI is the lead agency to combat cross border crime involving smuggling of gold, consumer goods, drugs and narcotics, wild life articles,  Fake Indian Currency Notes and counterfiet goods, import-export frauds and trade based money laundering.

The North Eastern region including Assam having boundaries with Burma, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and China is particularly sensitive from the perspective of smuggling  acitivities and cross border crime. 


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

DRI and Assam Rifles seize 12 kg gold valued of Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur

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