Custom officials on Sunday informed that they have detained three Pakistani nationals with possession of gold worth over Rs 23 lakh from Munabao railway station near the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan's Barmer district.
The detained persons have been identified as Kishor Kumar Maheshwari, Ramesh Patr and Kailash Mali and they were allegedly smuggling them into India from Pakistan. They were passengers on the Thar-Link Express.
The seized items include five gold biscuits of 100 gram each, a gold bangle and three rings.
It may be mentioned here that the seized items weigh over 700 grams and are worth Rs 23,27,119.
In a separate incident on Saturday, custom officials during a routine check on a Pakistan-bound train seized 300 suits and 200 scarfs worth Rs. 1.50 lakh from a Pakistani national identified as Ram Chandra. The consignment was released after recovering a penalty of Rs. 52,500 from him.