DRI seizes 18.18 kg gold, 4545 kg silver and cash of Rs. 32.35 lakh

Raipur, May 03: In continuation of DRI commitment in anti-smuggling and narcotics operations, based on specific intelligence DRI apprehended two persons carrying foreign origin smuggled gold by train from Kolkata to Rajnandgaon. They were intercepted by DRI Officers at Raipur and foreign marked gold bars weighing 13.53 kgs were recovered from them which was concealed by strapping the gold with help of cloth on back. In follow up operation in Rajnandgaon, two persons who had come to collect the said smuggled gold and the final recipient (a jeweller) of the said foreign origin gold bars were also identified. In search of the premises of the Mohini Jeweller (Jeweller Jasraj Shanti Lal Baid) resulted in recovery of silver weighing 4545 kgs and gold bullion and it’s pieces weighing 4.65 kgs and Cash as sale proceed Rs. 32.35 lakh.
These commodity and cash has been seized under Customs Act.
These operation have been conducted against smuggling of gold and silver. In the said syndicate as of now role of five persons has been revealed. In past this syndicated has smuggled foreign origin gold in huge quantities and evaded Customs duty and others Government dues.
Officers of DRI has worked day and night during Covid and lockdown with following all covid precautions.
In this operation DRI was assisted by Chattisgarh police, Raipur Customs, Raipur CGST, Raipur RPF Officers. Further investigation in the matter is underway.

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