Thursday, June 01, 2017

DRI nabs Jet Airways official who cleared gold at CSI airport

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has registered a case against Nadeem Ansari (29), a Jet Airways supervisor who cleared gold at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) Airport. The case was registered on Tuesday night.

Intelligence sleuths caught Ansari red-handed while clearing gold. Ansari, a resident of Santacruz admitted that he would remove the gold from the ferry bus and earned around Rs 25,000 for each clearance.

The smuggled gold would be left abandoned by a passenger in the last seat of the bus. He would collect it and leave through a staff exit gate. Ansari is married and has a two-month-old daughter. He stays with his wife and extended family in Mumbai.

Ansari was caught clearing 4.05 kg of gold worth around Rs 94 lakh from the airport for duty evasion.

Since the amount of the gold is less than a crore, it is a bailable offence. Currently, Ansari is in Arthur Jail road as he couldn’t pay the bail amount of Rs 50,000 and bond of Rs 1 lakh. The sleuths are trying to zero in on the passenger and the others who are involved in the modus operandi.
01/06/17 Neha LM Tripathi/Asian Age