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DRI Busts Smuggled Gold: Seizes Rs 3.30 Cr in Bengal

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Kolkata : Smuggled gold valued at approximately Rs 3.30 crore was discovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in Habra, West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, close to the Indo-Bangladesh border.

There has been no confirmation of the precise moment of the illegal gold consignment’s seizure, despite claims made by DRI sources that it was being moved from a village close the international borders to Kolkata.

Sanjay Barik and Rajesh Saha are the two people who have been taken into custody in this regard.

Saha is from Ashokenagar, whereas Barik lives in Habra. Both towns are in the North 24 Parganas area.

It is learnt that based on specific information that huge smuggled gold is being brought to Kolkata from near the internal borders in a particular vehicle, the DRI sleuths started shadowing the vehicle silently.

Finally after being sure of the information, the DRI sleuths stopped the vehicle near Habra.

On thorough frisking of the vehicles, the gold consignment was discovered under the rear seat, sources aware of the development said.

A total of 32 gold biscuits and 27 gold bars, weighing 5.3 kilograms were seized.

The estimated price of the seized consignments in the market is around Rs 5.3 crore. The arrested persons have been brought to Kolkata and presented at a lower court, which remanded them to judicial custody till December 5

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