Bhubaneswar: In a major crack down against gold smuggling, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on February 4 detained a passenger at Khurda Road station and seized at least 15 gold biscuits weighing around 2.5 Kg and worth over Rs 77 lakh from his possession.
Acting on a specific intelligence input, DRI officials intercepted the Santragachi-Chennai Superfast Special Train at around 9 O’clock in the night and carried out a search of the suspected passenger who was traveling from Guwahati to Chennai.
“It was found that the passenger had hidden foreign marked gold biscuits in the pockets of inner vest and in his shoes. A total number of 15 gold biscuits with Myanmar markings, weighing about 2.5 Kg and valued at Rs 76,59, 557 were seized from his possession,” said an official release.
“The passenger attempting to smuggle the gold into the country has been apprehended. The smuggled gold has been seized under Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is underway,” the release added.