West Bengal, India: In 2 different seize operations, the DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) seized 6 kilograms of smuggled gold worth Rs. 2.5 crores in Siliguri and Howrah. Authorities also arrested 4 people.
The DRI was acting on a tip-off that they received earlier this month.
On October 23, 2109, authorities arrested Sanju Roy in Cooch Behar District, West Bengal, and seized 1.5 kilograms of gold.
After his arrest, the authorities arrested Apu Debnath, his aide, at Siliguri, West Bengal, and seized 1.5 kilograms of gold.
The estimated street value of the smuggled gold is worth around Rs. 1.18 crores. The gold was concealed in their belts.
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According to the DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence), Apu Debnath and Sanju Roy smuggled the gold bricks from Bangladesh through the International Border in Dinhata in West Bengal.
In the second operation, the DRI (Directorate of Revenue Intelligence) arrested Thangkhankham and Zen Len Tuang, 2 Mizoram Residents.
They were arrested at the Howrah Station when they were getting off from the Kamakhya-Puri Express on October 26, 2019.
Authorities seized over 3 kilograms of gold from the 2 Mizoram Residents. The street value of the gold is around Rs. 1.32 crores.