Monday, February 12, 2018

Gold smuggling racket busted in Manguluru; two held

Mangaluru: Sleuths attached to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), a regional unit of Mangaluru, bust a gold smuggling racket and in separate incidents seized four kgs of gold valued more than Rs one crore in the market at Mangaluru  International Airport (MIA) and Mangaluru Junction Railway station on  Saturday.

A  press release from DRI Deputy Director Vinayak Bhat stated that a couple hailing from Kasargod were found smuggling 2.13 kg of gold concealed in a custom-made abdominal belt.The arrested couple were identified as  Hassan and Sameera from Kasargod district in Kerala.DRI sleuths tipped about smuggling racket arrested the couple on their arrival at MIA by Spicejet Flight (No  SG 60) from Dubai. During a routine inspection, it was found that both were wearing skin coloured belts tied to their waist.
12/02/18 New Indian Express