Kolkata: The Central Customs department has nabbed three persons and seized approximately 19.5 kg gold biscuits worth around Rs 6.5 crore, from Burrabazar on Friday night. According to Customs officials, they had been getting information regarding gold smuggling through Kolkata for the past few months.
Acting on a tip off, sleuths from the Central Customs department came to know that some people were dealing with smuggled gold at a jewellery shop in Burrabazar area.
After concrete information regarding the same was received on Friday, sleuths raided a jewellery shop in Burrabazar and found the gold biscuits, about which the owner of the shop had no documents.
Apart from the owner, two other persons present there who had connection with the gold biscuits were also detained.Later, sleuths came to know that the gold biscuits had been smuggled into the country from abroad and the accused were about to melt the gold to make gold bars which would be delivered at certain places through agents.