NEW DELHI: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 21 kg of gold worth over Rs 8 crore from smugglers on the Indo-Bangladesh border and arrested seven persons on Friday.
“In a joint operation of DRI and Border Security Force officials at Indo-Bangladesh border close to Bongaon, all the seven smugglers were intercepted and arrested, while 21 kg of gold valued at Rs 8.74 crore seized,” the DRI said in a statement.
In the current financial year, DRI has seized more than 300 kg of gold in West Bengal and Sikkim, valued at Rs 123 crore. The Friday’s seizure of gold was based on an intelligence that some smugglers are getting huge consignments of gold into India from Bangladesh through the riverine border near Bongaon.
The smuggled gold was recovered from four places in a paddy field.