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DRI Confiscated Rs 11 Crore Worth Of Gold And US Dollars, 4 Arrested

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In separate raids, the Director of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and customs officials confiscated Myanmar's smuggled gold and Kolkata's US dollars’ worth Rs 11 crores, arresting two Manipur youths and two Mizoram men.

Md Firoz (25) and Amir Khan (21), residents of Manipur's Thoubal district, were arrested Monday evening from Darjeeling while carrying 101 pieces of gold biscuits and 9 gold bars concealed in a Maruti Wagon R.

The gold, smuggled from Myanmar, was Rs 10.5 crore worth 25 kgs 766 garms. Recently, the DRI official said the contraband goods were smuggled from Myanmar, which was intended to bring someone to Siliguri.

The gold was concealed in the car's silencer pipe, wrapped in a cloth.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-13 4:51 PM