Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 23:32 IST
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday seized 8.230 kg gold in paste type value Rs 4.54 crore after arresting two passengers at the Mumbai worldwide airport, an official stated.
He stated a lot of the recovered gold was hid within the undergarments of the passengers making it extraordinarily troublesome to detect.
The DRI had particular data that gold in paste type was being smuggled into India by a syndicate of passengers who’re travelling from Dubai to Mumbai, he stated.
Accordingly, the suspected passengers had been recognized and intercepted by the staff of DRI officers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Their search led to the restoration of 8.230 kg of gold in paste type. The worth of the gold is estimated to be Rs 4.54 crore, the official stated.
“Most of the recovered gold was hid within the undergarments of the passengers making it extraordinarily troublesome to detect. This is a singular modus operandi busted by the DRI,” he added.
The two passengers have been arrested and further investigation is on to unravel the complete chain of persons involved in the illegal inflow of gold into the country, the official said.
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