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Andhra Pradesh: Rs 64 lakh worth gold smuggled from Myanmar seized from train passenger

PTI | Updated on: 24 Sep 2018, 05:21:32 PM
Andhra Pradesh: Rs 64 lakh worth gold smuggled from Myanmar seized from train passenger (Photo- Twitter/ANI)

Visakhapatnam:

Gold worth Rs 64 lakh, allegedly being smuggled from Myanmar, was seized and a train passenger from Guwahati arrested at the railway station here, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) said on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, the DRI officials intercepted the passenger travelling in a Guwahati-Chennai train Sunday and recovered the gold in the form of sheets and bars totally weighing 1.9 kg from him, it said in a release.

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The sheets were kept concealed in bags and the bars in a guitar, the release said adding the passenger had been arrested.

During interrogation, he told officials that he was tasked to smuggle the gold from Myanmar and subsequently hand it over to a person in Chennai, the release said without giving any detail about the arrested man.

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First Published : 24 Sep 2018, 05:21:14 PM

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