09 January 2019
Visakhapatnam: The officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vizag intercepted two passengers travelling from Guwahati to Secunderabad on 4 January at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station.
Based on specific intelligence, the DRI officers intercepted them in the Guwahati-Secunderabad Express. It was found that hte passengers were carrying gold concealed inside packets of the cotton vest (banian) worn by them. These packets were specially made for the purpose of concealment of the contraband.
The total weight of the smuggled gold was found to be 3314 grams, valued at Rs. 1,08,69,920/-. has been seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. Inquiries revealed that the gold was smuggled in to India from Myanmar and someone handed the smuggled gold to the accused persons for onward transfer to Secunderabad. The passengers admitted that the gold was smuggled into the country and they did not have any valid documents to prove the legitimacy purchase/import of the said gold.
Further investigation is in progress.