5.5 kg gold seized, DRI officers fired at by smugglers

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, Sep 18

Officials from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted a automobile on the Jaipur-Jodhpur freeway and recovered 5.5 kg of international origin gold value Rs 2.75 crore.

Official sources within the DRI stated appearing on a particular intelligence enter, the officers of the company intercepted a automobile at Kharia Meethapur, close to Balari, on the Jaipur-Jodhpur freeway early Friday morning on the suspicion that it is perhaps carrying smuggled gold of international origin.

“On being apprehended by the DRI team, one of the three occupants of the intercepted Innova SUV opened fire without any provocation in which one of the team members was critically injured and had to be rushed to the hospital,” stated a senior company functionary.

The rummaging of intercepted automobile led to the restoration of about 5.5 kg of smuggled international origin gold having market worth of roughly Rs 2.75 crore, the official stated, including that the smuggled gold was discovered hid in a specifically made cavity underneath the passengers’ seats and was being transported from Jaipur to Jodhpur.

In the observe up search on the residence of a Jodhpur-based financier of the stated smuggled gold, round 200 kg of unaccounted silver bars had been additionally recovered, the officers stated whereas indicating that additional investigation continues.

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