Vikash Sharma

In a major breakthrough, the officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 3.77 kg of gold valued at Rs. 2.79 crore from four passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.

Sources said that the officials of the DRI identified four passengers who had arrived from Dubai in Bhubaneswar on May 6. During questioning, the passengers revealed that all of them had attempted to smuggle gold in paste form by concealing it in their rectum Subsequently, 12 capsules containing gold in paste form were recovered from the four passengers.

“Heat treatment of the contraband resulted in compound separation and gold weighing 3.77 kg, valued at Rs. 2.79 cr was recovered,” DRI said in a release.

The recovered gold has been seized and the four passengers have been arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation in this connection is underway.

Also Read | Rs 75 lakh cash seized from 2 passengers at Bhubaneswar airport; IT dept starts probe

  • Reported by: