In Pan-Indian Operation DRI Busts Sudanese Gold Smuggling Syndicate, Gold Worth Rs 51 Crore Seized
New Delhi, February 22 (TNA) In a pan-India operation, the DRI has busted a gold smuggling syndicate of Sudanese nationals operating through Nepal border. DRI in different interceptions in Patna, Pune & Mumbai seized a total of 101.7 kg of smuggled gold valued Rs. 51 Crore
The seized gold, mostly in paste form, was being brought to Patna through the Indo-Nepal border and then transported via train or by air to different parts of the country, largely to Mumbai.
In the present operation, code named Golden Dawn, DRI seized a total of approximately 101.7 kg gold valued at ₹51 crore along with ₹74 lakh worth foreign currency and ₹63 lakh Indian currency and arrested 7 Sudanese and 3 Indian nationals so far. Further investigation is in progress.