Friday, November 04, 2016

Will probe role of airport staff: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

Bengaluru: Busting a novel method of gold smuggling, sleuths from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) found gold bars weighing 5.248 kg taped to the underside of a seat cushion in the economy section of an international airliner.
Acting on a tip off, a team of the Bengaluru Zonal Unit intercepted a passenger who disembarked from a flight which landed from Abu Dhabi around 3.25am Thursday. Officials found 45 bars of gold, each weighing 116 gm, estimated to be worth over Rs 1.65 crore.
"We had specific information about a middle - aged man bringing in a large number of gold bars from Abu Dhabi and that he would hide the bars in the aircraft," added an investigating officer whose team apprehended the suspect, a 50-year-old from Kodagu district.
04/11/16 Times of India