LUCKNOW: A gold smuggler of an international cartel was arrested by the Gomtinagar police after the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) rounded him up on a tip off from Amausi airport soon after he landed at the airport from Guwahati on December 8.
The DRI team apprehended one Sunny Dilip Lal Sharma aka Manav Govind (40) from the airport on a tip off.
While he had secured an identity in the name of Manav Govind to smuggle gold this time, it was revealed that he had been using 6 different identities.
The DRI team recovered 862 grams of gold worth Rs 46 lakh from him. The miscreant was handed over to the Gomtinagar police.
Police said that during interrogation, it surfaced that Sharma originally hailed from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra and was a part of an international syndicate.
“He was given the responsibility of carrying a foreign origin gold that was sneaked in from Myanmar via Imphal and then by a gang member to Guwahati from where he had to deliver the consignment to Delhi. But soon after landing at Amausi airport he was intercepted by DRI,” the police said.
The police further added that he was given a commission for the task and his bank accounts are being scrutinised.
“Sharma had smuggled the gold six-seven times in the past and used different names as his identity,” said the police.
He further disclosed that he worked for a gang which is working on an international level and several like him are members in the gang. In the past he had visited countries like Nepal, Dubai, Qatar in connection with gold smuggling. The police recovered five Aadhaar Cards from him.
SHO, Gomtinagar, DC Mishra said that they will be interrogating the accused and seek information about his other gang members. Mishra said that intel agencies had nabbed another gang member from Guwahati.

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