Acting on a tip off, the sleuths raided the railway station and seized nearly 2.5 kg of gold biscuits, worth more than Rs 76.59 lakh, with Myanmar markings, from a passenger travelling from Guwahati to Chennai in a train bearing number 02841 running from Santragachi Jn (SRC) to Chennai Central (MAS).
Acting on a tip-off, the team intercepted a passenger travelling from Guwahati to Chennai in Santragachi-Chennai Super Fast Express train at Khurda Road Railway Station at about 8.50 AM and seized 15 gold biscuits weighing 2494.97 grams which he had hidden in the pockets of his inner vest and shoes.
The market value of the seized gold biscuits with Myanmar markings is estimated at Rs 76,59,557, said the Additional Director General (ADG), Revenue Intelligence, Hyderabad Zonal Unit.
“The arrested passenger was trying to smuggle the gold into India has been arrested,” he said adding that the smuggled gold has been seized under Customs Act, 1962.
“The passenger attempting to smuggle the gold into the country has been apprehended. The smuggled gold has been seized under Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is in progress,” the note further mentioned.
Chennai when the DRI sleuths intercepted him in the train at Khurda Road Railway Station.
During the search, the gold biscuits were found from the pockets of vests and shoes of the accused. All the gold biscuits bore Myanmar markings, Additional Director General, DRI said.
Investigation about the route of the gold and its destination is underway.