Gold, diamonds worth l1.04 cr seized in Kurnool

Two held for carrying jewellery to Madurai from Hyderabad without valid documents 

Published: 15th April 2021 10:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2021 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

SEB sleuths display the seized gold and diamonds worth Rs1.04 crore before the media in Kurnool on Wednesday | Express

By Express News Service

KURNOOL:  Sleuths of Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) seized gold and diamonds worth Rs 1.04 crore on National Highway-44 at the Panchalingala check-post in Kurnool district in the early hours of Wednesday. The officials took two persons—Yaswanth Soni (32), a resident of Hasmathpet in Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad and Nikhil Raj Kumar Gonde, a resident of Kudali Wazar in Nanded of Maharashtra. 

The duo was carrying jewellery to Madurai in Tamil Nadu from Hyderabad without valid documents in a private travels bus, SEB Circle Inspector N Lakshmi Durgaiah said. Acting on a tip-off, the SEB sleuths intercepted the bus and found 25 rings, 14 earrings, 42 pendants and 10 bangles from the duo. The Kurnool taluk police registered a case and investigation is on. 

It may be mentioned that the Panchalingala check-post in Kurnool district is turning out to be a major transit point for smuggling of gold, silver and other precious stones. The Kurnool district police wing had seized over `8 crore unaccounted cash, nearly 29 kg of gold, 12 kg of silver and over 500 grams of diamonds during vehicle checks across the 10 interdistrict check-posts and five interstate check-posts in the district in the last two months.


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