Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Gold worth Rs 43 lakh seized from passengers at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials at Chennai airport on Tuesday seized 1.4kg of gold worth Rs 43 lakh from three passengers, in two separate incidents, and arrested one of them.
In the first case, two carriers travelling on the domestic leg of a Dubai-Cochin-Chennai SpiceJet flight (SG 608) were stopped at Chennai airport. They were carrying 11 gold bars, worth Rs 37 lakh.
Customs arrested one of the passengers.
In the second incident, 161gm gold worth Rs 4.7 was seized from a passenger who arrived in Chennai from Colombo on a SriLankan Airlines flight. He was carrying a gold chain and a gold ring inside his pant pocket.
22/11/17 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India