DRI Seizes11 kg Gold Worth More Than Rs 5.88 Crore In Lucknow & Mumbai

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DRI Seizes11 kg Gold Worth More Than Rs 5.88 Crore In Lucknow & Mumbai
DRI Seizes11 kg Gold Worth More Than Rs 5.88 Crore In Lucknow & Mumbai

Delhi/Bhubaneswar: May 10: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has successfully foiled attempts of organised gold smuggling though air route by effecting two successive seizures in Lucknow and Mumbai last week, which had a common method of concealment of gold.

After having developed precise intelligence on 6th May, officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) inspected a consignment which had arrived from Dubai at Air Cargo Complex, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai.

In the import documents, the item was declared as “sectional & drum type drain cleaning machines”, but on careful examination, 5.8 kg gold valued at Rs. 3.10 crore in disc form was found concealed inside two motor rotors of the machine imported in the said consignment.

The importer was located in south Mumbai and was arrested in swift action. The importer has been sent to judicial custody by the Court.

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