Three passengers were arrested in this connection. Based on specific intelligence that three persons travelling in Chennai-bound Coromandel Express possessed smuggled gold of foreign origin, the officers of DRI Bhubaneshwar, in coordination with their counterparts in Visakhapatnam, conducted a joint operation and intercepted the culprits yesterday.

"On search of the baggage of the three passengers, 58 foreign marked gold biscuits in bullion form were found, which were deftly concealed," Additional Director General M K Singh said in a release.

On interrogation, the passengers admitted that the gold biscuits, weighing about 9.65 kg, concealed in their baggage were smuggled from Myanmar. Further investigation was on.

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