Friday, July 14, 2017

Two Gold Smuggling Incidents At Chandigarh Airport In 3 Days

July 10, 2017, Chandigarh International Airport saw the first-of-its-kind smuggling attempt there.

A man, named Deepak Kumar, resident of Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra was nabbed by the customs with 407 gm of 24-carat gold hidden in his rectum.

Fast forward to July 13. Another man was caught at Chandigarh airport trying to smuggle 540 gm gold in his suitcase.

Details of the two incidents:

July 10, 2017: The director of revenue intelligence received a tip-oo from the central team in Delhi that gold was going to be smuggled from Dubai at Chandigarh International Airport.

Deepak Kumar flew from Dubai to Chandigarh with 407 gms of 24-carat gold (market value of ? 11 lakh) concealed in his rectum. He was nabbed by the DRI officials and the customs when he was leaving the airport. Earlier he denied the charges, but later he gave in and was taken to the washroom, where the gold was retrieved from his rectum.

The accused was acting as a courier of a gang of smugglers.

July 13, 2017: Baljit Kumar, a resident of Batala, arrived at Chandigarh International Airport from Dubai carrying 540gms 24-carat gold (market value ? 15 lakh) concealed in the beading of his suitcase. (The beading is a sort of wire that holds together the suitcase’s internal structure.) When put under X-ray scanner, gold was traced as the beading itself was made of gold.

The accused here also was acting as a courier of his Dubai-based handler.
14/07/17 Ratisha/ChandigarhX

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