The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officers, in a large operation, have seized greater than 43 kg of gold biscuits value Rs 21 crore from Imphal in Manipur.
On receiving inputs, officers on Tuesday intercepted a automobile within the metropolis through which two folks have been travelling. After questioning them and an intensive search, gold biscuits have been discovered hidden inside three completely different cavities particularly made contained in the automobile, officers stated.
It took round 18 hours for the officers to get all of the 260 foreign-made gold biscuits out from the cavities.
Officials stated the identical automobile had additionally been beforehand used for smuggling.
Gold smuggling continues unabated in Manipur, bordering Myanmar, even amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown. In the final three months, round 67 kg of gold value over Rs 33 crore has been seized from the Guwahati zonal unit Myanmar sector. Of this, 55 kg of gold alone has been seized in June until now.
Officials stated the gold is smuggled by the India-Myanmar border.
Amid an increase in COVID-19 circumstances, the Manipur authorities has prolonged the continuing curfew in seven districts, together with Imphal, until June 30 whereas inter-district motion stays prohibited.