Guwahati is turning out to be the hotspot for illegal gold smuggling in the country. Smuggled goods reach Delhi and other states through Guwahati. This explosive information has been revealed after the recent arrest of Narendra Jain, considered to be the kingpin of the smuggling ring. Jain and his assistant Sartaz have told police in the past two and half years, they have smuggled 7000 kg of gold worth Rs 2000 crore from Guwahati to Delhi.
Gold Smuggling Syndicate
To smuggle these pristine 24 carat gold, the syndicate takes two routes. One route is through Manipur which is adjoining Myanmar and another route is through Mizoram. First, the gold is brought to Guwahati through any of these two routes. Then, from Guwahati they are transported to different part of the country. Rather than taking rail or road ways, Jain used airways to smuggle his goods.
In the last two and half years, this syndicate has smuggled gold biscuit 617 times to Delhi. Recently, Delhi Zonal Unit of Revenue Intelligence Directorate had arrested Jain from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on the basis of a tip off. Later, based on Jain’s information, they arrested Sartaz from Chandni Chowk. Both of them are presently in judicial custody. Jain was arrested last year also by the Guwahati Zonal Unit while carrying 37 kg gold worth Rs 9 crore.