DRI team seize 2.2 kg gold at Jaipur railway station; two smugglers held

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Published : Jun 9, 2023, 8:24 PM IST

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Two smugglers with 2.2 kg of gold were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) team at Jaipur Railway Station on Friday.

Jaipur: Gold weighing 2.2 kg was recovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday at Jaipur railway station. Acting on a tip-off, the DRI team impounded the gold bars worth Rs 1.4 crore in the market. Two smugglers were also arrested in this connection. It was claimed to be one of the biggest seizures of gold bars at railway stations in recent months. The smugglers were bringing gold from Kolkata to Jaipur. They were travelling on a train.

The gold bars were found hidden in the sole of the shoes by the accused. According to sources, the DRI officials swung into action and seized the gold based on specific intelligence inputs. DRI officials received information stating that gold was being smuggled in a train from Kolkata to Jaipur. The DRI team caught the suspects and interrogated them, the smugglers carrying gold were unable to give a satisfactory reply.

The price of gold was estimated to be around Rs 1.4 crore in the international market. The arrested smugglers were being grilled by the DRI officials. The smugglers were asked from where the gold was procured and the number of people involved in the smuggling activities.

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The cases of gold smuggling and bringing them to Rajasthan's capital Jaipur have gone up in recent times. Earlier, a team from the Customs Department had impounded smuggled gold running in lakhs of rupees at the Jaipur airport. Last week also smugglers with gold were caught at the Jaipur airport. Now, smugglers have adopted a new modus operandi to smuggle gold into the city. They were using trains to smuggle gold bars.

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