160 gold biscuits worth Rs 5.77 crore seized
Kolkata: In two major operations conducted near the Indo-Bangla border, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 17.6 kg of gold biscuits, worth Rs 5.77 crore, smuggled from Bangladesh.
Acting on an intelligence, a team of DRI officers on Wednesday rushed to Basirhat, North 24 Parganas, and mounted surveillance on the Basirhat side (Dhaltitha) of Itindaghat ferry ghat, a statement issued on Saturday by the DRI said. At about 12:00 hours, the DRI officers identified one boy with a backpack on a ferry coming from Itindaghat side whose appearance was in accordance with the information, the statement said. The DRI officers stopped the boy, who appeared to be a student. However, on questioning, he admitted that he was carrying packets of gold biscuits of foreign origin smuggled into India.