Friday, November 24, 2017

Customs dept seize gold bars worth Rs 14L at city airport

Chennai: The Customs department today seized 500 gram of gold bars worth Rs 14 lakh at the foreign post office in the airport here, an official release said.
The foreign post office at the airport handles the clearance of post parcels that arrive from various countries.
The officials, during scanning of a consignment that was mentioned as ‘gift set kitchenware’, sent from Rishad Thamil, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, to Minhaj in Chennai found some metal objects concealed in a jug, the release said.
The officials sent a call-memo notice to the receiver of the gift for examination. When he failed to appear, the parcel was opened in front of the independent witnesses at the airport, it said.
“The parcel contained jug, face powder and plastic flowers,” the release said, adding the metal objects concealed in the jug were gold rods measuring 0.5 cm in diameter and 5 cm in length.
23/11/17 PTI/