[India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), in two separate operations carried out in Delhi on Wednesday, seized 20 kilograms of gold valued at Rs. 6.4 crores from five Bhutanese nationals. All of them have been arrested.
The gold was seized in two different operations conducted by the DRI.
Officers of the revenue intelligence intercepted two passengers who arrived by train from West Bengal, and seized and recovered 10 kgs of foreign marked smuggled gold having a market value of Rs. 3.13 crores from them. The gold had been smuggled into India from Bhutan and was being transported to Delhi.
In another operation conducted on the same day, the sleuths intercepted three passengers arriving by train from West Bengal and seized and recovered 10.2 kgs of foreign marked smuggled gold, having a market value of Rs 3.26 crores, from them.
The modus operandi was similar in both the cases. The gold was concealed in specially designed cloth belts worn by the passengers. In one instance, two gold bars weighing 1kg each were concealed in the shoes of one of the passengers. The seized gold had been smuggled into India via the land border with neighbouring countries and was being transported to Delhi for sale during the ongoing festive season. (ANI)