The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday said it has busted a melting facility for smuggled gold in Mumbai and recovered 36.9 kg of yellow metal worth Rs 22 crore along with Rs 20 lakh unaccounted cash.
According to the information, one person has also been arrested by the DRI. However, his name has been withheld.
“Continuing the focus on dismantling the gold smuggling networks, we busted a melting facility for smuggled gold in Mumbai on January 23. We have recovered 36.9 kg of smuggled gold at various stages of processing,” the official said.
The official said that the gold was smuggled into India by various people, including foreign nationals, in the form of capsules in body concealment, travel bags, cloth layers and also concealed in different types of machines.
Further investigation in the matter is on.