Gemstones Worth Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Odisha’s Rayagada

Rayagada: A Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch seized gemstones worth Rs 1.5 crore following a raid in Rayagada district on Monday. One person was also detained in this connection.

According to police sources, the STF received a tip-off that huge quantities of semi-precious gemstones belonging to a jewellery shop were hidden in a godown. Following this, the STF raided the place and seized 150 kg of semi-precious stones stashed in gunny bags.

An STF official said they were interrogating the detainee to find out details. The official, however, didn’t divulge the man’s identity “for the sake of investigation”.

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