International smuggling of gold and silver has been exposed in the action of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at 22 locations of bullion traders in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. ED has given this information from the official Twitter account. Gold and silver were smuggled from Myanmar, Bangladesh via Kolkata. The ED has seized 16 kg 655.63 grams of gold, 671.77 kg of silver and Rs one crore 41 lakh in cash in the three-day operation. The ED has taken this action under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The investigation of the case is still on.
The Enforcement Directorate team carried out simultaneous raids on 22 locations of bullion traders in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand between August 5 and 7 last week. The ED has released a brief description of the raid late on Wednesday from its official Twitter account. In this, information about the total seizure was given. It has also been reported that jewelry and money have been seized from illegal channels extending from Bangladesh to Raipur via Kolkata.
The ED had searched houses and establishments belonging to several groups located at Pandri, Sarafa Bazar, Halwai Line, Civil Lines in Raipur. The team had also reached Durg. It is likely that the agency will also make arrests in this case soon.
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