Assam: Railway Police Foils Gold Smuggling Bid In Guwahati
Government Railway Police foils gold smuggling bid in Guwahati Railway Station, arrests smuggler who ground the gold into smaller pieces for transportation.
GUWAHATI: In a major success for the Government Railway Police, a gold smuggling bid was foiled in Guwahati Railway Station on Tuesday.
As per information, a smuggler who was later arrested, ground a considerable amount of gold into smaller pieces to transport it without getting caught by security agencies.
Official sources have revealed that the recovered gold shall worth about Rs. 50 Lakh. The smuggler had ground them into small pieces and kept it hidden in a bag for smuggling it.
The arrested individual has been identified as Mohammad Shafi. He has been taken into custody and further investigation is on.
It may be recalled here that very recently, there have been reports of similar smuggling incidents that too from Guwahati Railway Station alone.
Earlier on November 1, a person was arrested after gold biscuits were found in his possession. In the incident, as many as six gold biscuits worth over several lakhs were recovered from the arrested person from the Rajdhani Express which was halted at the Railway Station. While a case was registered against him to unearth any other links involved, investigation is in progress.
Then earlier in October, the Government Railway Police recovered a large consignment of gold weighing around 300 grams from the same Railway Station. The estimated amount of the recovered gold came out to be over 16 lakhs in the market.
It may be noted here that in early October, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or DRI seized over 65 kilograms of foreign-origin gold worth over 33 crores in a joint coordinated operation at Delhi, Mumbai and Delhi. It was later learnt that the gold was smuggled from Mizoram to Maharashtra as courier consignments. In a similar incident, the DRI recovered another huge consignment of smuggled gold valued over 11 crores which was being smuggled from Myanmar.
Hence, there are questions about the recent recoveries of gold and its probable link with an international racket. Only proper investigation into the matter will help to uncover any such possibilities.
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