In a joint operation conducted by sleuths of the Department of Revenue Intelligence and jawans from the Assam Rifles seized over 12 kg of gold valued at Rs 3.62 crore in Manipur, according to a press release.
The raid was conducted after obtaining specific inputs by Department of Revenue Intelligence.
The seizure of over 12 kg of gold was made at Moreh, the India-Myanmar border town.
The joint team intercepted two vehicles at Khudengthabi travelling from Moreh towards Imphal for checking, and found gold biscuits hidden inside the front and rear tyre of both cars.
Meanwhile, two people have been rounded up in this connection, the release issued by Department of Revenue Intelligence stated.
The gold has been seized under the Customs Act.
Department of Revenue Intelligence is the lead agency to combat cross border crime involving smuggling of gold, consumer goods, drugs and narcotics, wild life articles, fake Indian currency notes and counterfeit goods, import-export frauds and trade based money laundering.
Notably, there have been instances of similar seizures of gold bars of foreign origin smuggled from Myanmar through the India-Myanmar border adjacent to Moreh and also from the Zokhawthar border with Myanmar in Mizoram.
In current year itself the Department of Revenue Intelligence with the help of Assam Rifles personnel has made seizure of a total 28 kg of foreign origin smuggled gold in two separate cases in Manipur at the same place.