DRI seizes 4.9 kg smuggled foreign origin gold mid-sea in TN

11:18 AM Apr 06, 2024 | PTI |

Ramanathapuram: In a joint operation involving the Coast Guard and Customs, the DRI has seized over Rs three crore gold smuggled from Sri Lanka and thrown into the sea.


An official release on Saturday said the agencies recovered a total of 4.9 kg of the precious metal from the sea bed on April 5 near here.

”In a joint operation with Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Customs Preventive Unit (CPU), Ramanathapuram, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 4.9 kg of foreign origin gold mid sea off Vedhalai coast, Mandapam,” it said.

The suspected boat was identified and before being intercepted, the gold was thrown into the sea by those onboard.

Later, it was recovered from the sea bed.


Three people have been detained for interrogation, the release added.


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