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Business News/ News / India/  DRI seizes gold worth Rs6.2 crore at Mumbai airport

NEW DELHI : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized more than 10 kilogram of gold in two separate cases in the first week of June, said an official statement.

In the first case, two passengers arrived from Sharjah to Mumbai and were intercepted. During the examination of these passengers, eight gold bars of 24 karat having foreign markings weighing eight kilogram were found concealed inside their clothes around their waist, said the statement.

Acting on further intelligence, one more associate of the passengers was apprehended. The gold in bar form recovered during examination valued at 4.94 crore was seized. Three persons have been arrested in the first case, the statement said.

In the second case, one Indian national coming from Dubai was intercepted at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International  (CSMI) Airport in Mumbai on 3 June 2023. The examination of the baggage of was conducted and 56 ladies clutches (purses) were recovered. All the items were found to be having ingenious concealment of 24 karat gold in the form of silver colour metal wires, the statement said.

Gold, tobacco and exotic animals and birds are among the most smuggled items detected by the authorities. 

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Updated: 04 Jun 2023, 10:29 PM IST
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