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Khordha: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) detained a passenger at Khurda Road Railway Station and seized at least 15 gold biscuits worth nearly Rs 77 lakh from his possession on Sunday.
Officials intercepted the Santragachi (SRC)-Chennai (MAS) Superfast Special Train following an intelligence input on gold smuggling by it at around 8.50 PM and carried out a search on the suspected passenger. He was traveling from Guwahati to Chennai.
“On examination, it was noticed that the passenger was carrying foreign marked gold biscuits in the pockets of inner vest and shoes. Total 15 gold biscuits with Myanmar markings, weighing 2494.97 grams and valued at Rs 76,59, 557 were recovered from him,” said a Press Note of DRI.
“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.