Coast Guard & DRI officials foil bid to smuggle gold
Bengaluru, Dec 11, 2020: In a daring midnight joint operation, the Indian Coast Guard along with the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold from a fishing boat sailor at the Gulf of Mannar.
The officials onboard Indian coast guard ship C432 seized 9.7 Kgs of gold from a fishing boat sailor of Manali Tivu at the Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu. Five personnel have been detained and a joint investigation is in progress.
The operation was launched at 10 am on Dec 10 with the DRI team onboard the Coast Guard ship and the movement was closely monitored till the boat was apprehended red-handed.