DRI seize 6.3 kg of gold valued at INR 1.93 crore at Siliguri
Dimapur, Aug. 10 (EMN): Close on the heels of a big haul of 23 kgs of smuggled gold coming from Siliguri to Kolkata by buses from five persons last weekend and 8.5 kgs of gold seized at Aizwal besides another 10.5 kgs of gold Haul in Bura Bazaar in Kolkata, officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) searched one room at a hotel located at Pradhan Nagar area of Siliguri on Aug. 9 and seized around 6.3kg of foreign origin gold bars amounting to INR 1.93 crores from the possession of two youth from Mizoram.
According to a press release from the ministry of Finance, DRI stated that in the 23 kgs case four persons from Mizoram were placed under arrest, while one juvenile was handed over to Mizoram House in Kolkata. Likewise, in the Aizawl case also, a Mizo origin person was arrested.
The two persons in this case have been identified as Ngindosianmang age: 29 years and Kapliansanga, age: 20 years, both residents of Mizoram. 38 pieces of gold biscuits weighing 6.3 kgs were recovered from their possession. The gold was cleverly concealed in “waist pads” of their trousers. The accused have admitted that the gold had been smuggled into India through Indo-Myanmar border at Champhai, Mizoram and that they were carrying the same for delivery at Kolkata. The persons have been arrested by the DRI.