Final Up to date: September 22, 2022, 23:29 IST
Excise officers In Odisha seized over 100 kilograms of silver bricks and ornaments, together with a massive amount of money whereas checking a automotive on suspicion of smuggling ganja within the state’s Cuttack district on Thursday.
Officers recovered silver bricks and cash hid in a number of secret chambers constructed contained in the automotive bearing the registration variety of West Bengal. Two individuals travelling within the car, recognized as Dilip Mandal and Aman, have been detained in reference to the case.
In response to sources, performing on details about the smuggling of ganja in a automotive, the Excise officers stopped the car on the toll gate close to Tangi within the Cuttak district.
On checking the car, they discovered a number of silver bricks, ornaments and round Rs 14 lakh in money and seized them, sources mentioned. They added that the seized silver bricks, which weighed greater than 100 kg, have been saved in a secret chamber, suspected to be intentionally created for smuggling, within the automotive.
Throughout questioning, the 2 detained accused instructed the Excise officers that they have been carrying the products to an handle in Kharagpur of West Bengal.
“We had raided on suspicion of unlawful ganja transportation. As money and silver bricks and ornaments have been seized, we’ve got knowledgeable GST officers for crucial investigation,” an area TV channel quoted a senior Excise official as saying.