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Aizwal: Forty-seven gold bars, weighing 7.482 kg and worth about Rs 2.40 crore in the international market, were recovered during a joint operation conducted by the Assam Rifles and the Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from the Sihphir area of Aizawl in Mizoram. Two persons have been arrested in this regard.

In a press release issued by the PRO (defence), the gold bars hidden inside the handle of a suitcase trolley were recovered when two persons travelling in a Tata Sumo were intercepted at a mobile vehicle check post established by the joint team. As per the initial inquiry, the apprehended persons revealed that the gold was brought to Aizawl from Myanmar and was being taken to Assam.

The accused, along with recovered gold, have been handed over to the DRI, Aizawl, as per reports.

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