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Manipur: Indigo coach driver held for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 2 cr

First Published: 12th February, 2024 12:27 IST

A total of 19 gold biscuits were recovered from them and officials detected 10 gold biscuits of foreign origin

Smuggled gold worth almost Rs 2 crores was seized from the Bir Tikendrajit Imphal International Airport on Sunday. Two individuals including a coach driver of Indigo Airlines, involved in the act were arrested.

A release issued by the Ministry of Finance stated that acting upon reliable information, officials of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division of Imphal went to the departure terminal of the airport where security staff of Indigo airlines had detained one passenger and one coach driver.

A total of 19 gold biscuits were recovered from them and officials detected 10 gold biscuits of foreign origin. Upon investigation and interrogation, officials recovered another 9 gold biscuits.

The accused have been arrested under relevant sections of the Customs Act and further investigations are on.

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