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Two held with gold worth over Rs 2 crore in Siliguri

It was smuggled into Manipur through the India-Myanmar border; Jahangir and Rahman collected the consignment and were to deliver it in Uttar Pradesh
Two persons, both residents of Thoubal district in Manipur, have been arrested in this connection. They have been identified as Buyamyum Jahangir and Shahidur Rahman.
Two persons, both residents of Thoubal district in Manipur, have been arrested in this connection. They have been identified as Buyamyum Jahangir and Shahidur Rahman.
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Our Correspondent   |   Siliguri   |   Published 01.11.20, 01:06 AM

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold bars worth over Rs 2 crore from a car at Fulbari here on Friday.

DRI sources said they had information that gold would be smuggled through the Siliguri corridor from the northeast. Accordingly, they intercepted a car — heading to Uttar Pradesh from northeast — at Fulbari in Siliguri.

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Two persons, both residents of Thoubal district in Manipur, have been arrested in this connection. They have been identified as Buyamyum Jahangir and Shahidur Rahman.

“The arrested duo were taken to the DRI office in Siliguri where the vehicle was searched. In total, 30 pieces of gold bars, weighing around five kilos, was recovered from a specially built cabinet and also from the rear and front doors of the car,” said a source.

“The gold was smuggled into Manipur through the India-Myanmar border. Jahangir and Rahman collected the consignment and were to deliver it in Uttar Pradesh,” the source added.

The estimated cost of the seized gold is around Rs 2.60 crore, sources said.

On Saturday, Jahangir and Rahman were produced at the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court here and have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.



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