Largest Amount of Gold Seized from Kerala: Statistics
NEW-DELHI: Around 3,502 kg of smuggled gold was seized in the country last year, which is 47 percent more than the year 2021. Of these, the largest amount of gold was seized from the state of Kerala. The Finance Ministry gave this information in response to a question asked in the Rajya Sabha.
According to statistics, 2,383.38 kg of gold was seized by various government agencies in the year 2021. The statistics revealed that 916.37 kg of gold has been seized in the first two months of 2023. As per the data shared by the Ministry of Finance, In the year 2022, there were 3,982 cases of confiscation of gold.
In Kerala, 755.81 kg of gold was seized in 2022, compared to 586.95 kg of gold seized in the state last year. In terms of weight, Maharashtra has seized the most gold, followed by Kerala at 535.65 kg, while Tamil Nadu is third with 519 kg.
Last year, a total of 556.69 kg of gold was seized from Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh. The ministry said that in the last three years, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had investigated three cases of gold smuggling.