BSF busted gold smuggled across the international border in West Bengal. Rs. 40 gold biscuits worth 2.78 crores seized.
First Published Mar 19, 2023, 5:06 PM IST
Every time the smugglers take new steps to move the illegal gold. Mainly international borders are turning into highways for illegal gold. Sometimes they are caught..many times they are moving illegally. Recently, 40 gold biscuits were caught unexpectedly by BSF jawans in South Bengal border. Their value is more than 2 crores.
The details are as follows.. Gold smuggling incidents across international borders have increased in India. Smugglers bring gold secretly from abroad and sell it here. Several such smugglers have been caught red-handed by security forces at the airport. In West Bengal, IPC Petrapol jawans on Saturday seized a truckload of gold biscuits.
Jawans of 145 Battalion, ICP Petrapol, South Bengal Border, on Saturday (March 18) nabbed a youth gold smuggler across the international border in West Bengal at 6.30 pm. According to officials, the smuggler is posing as a truck driver. There are total 40 biscuits in this truck weighing 4667 grams. The total cost of these biscuits is two crore rupees. The jawans caught the driver and seized the truck.
Gold in a diaper
Officials caught gold being smuggled at Mangalore airport in Karnataka. According to Intellijsen, authorities have been alerted at the international airport in Mangalore. The officials who conducted the search were shocked. A passenger on an international flight was caught by authorities carrying gold in his 22-month-old daughter’s diaper. He converted the gold into paste and hid it inside the pouches and brought it illegally. Customs officers conducted inspections and seized the gold.
Earlier, two other passengers were caught in the same way. One passenger was caught while carrying the gold into a paste and tying it as a belt around his waist. Another person was caught by the authorities while keeping the gold in the private part. Customs officials are detaining these three passengers and interrogating them. In a statement on Saturday, Customs officials revealed that 1606 grams of gold worth Rs.90.67 lakhs was seized at the Mangalore airport between March 1 and 15 this year.
Last Updated Mar 19, 2023, 5:06 PM IST