Mumbai, Nov 2 (Language) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested five people with allegedly smuggled 13.7 kg gold, worth Rs 8.5 crore. An official gave this information on Thursday.
He said that three members of the gold smuggling gang have been caught by the Mumbai unit of DRI and two members by the Varanasi unit.
“The gang was trying to smuggle gold through land and railway routes,” the officer said. Acting on intelligence, DRI’s Mumbai unit on Monday caught two people from a bus near Pune, who were carrying smuggled gold. A total of five kilograms of gold was recovered from their possession.”
According to the officer, “During the investigation, the DRI team received information about a smuggler in a village in Sangli district. “His house was searched on Tuesday morning, which led to information about two more smugglers of the said gang, who were involved in smuggling of gold from Varanasi to Nagpur.”
“The information was shared with the Varanasi unit of DRI,” he said. The unit swung into action and caught two smugglers and seized 8.7 kg of gold from them.”