Monday, March 12, 2018

4 held with gold, currency worth Rs 22 lakh at airport

Bhubaneswar: The intelligence unit of customs and an officer from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Sunday caught four men while carrying gold and foreign currency at Biju Patnaik International Airport here. They were coming from Bangkok in an Air India flight.
Assistant commissioner (customs) Sashi Bhusan said, the total worth of gold and currency is Rs 22, 23,035. "We are looking into the matter. The passengers have been detained for further questioning," he said.
Five days ago, the customs sleuths had apprehended a man while carrying gold bars. The passenger was intercepted after the customs officials suspected his movement. The passenger was travelling to Bhubaneswar from Kuala Lumpur in an Air Asia flight. The gold bars were hidden in his rectum wrapped with black adhesive. In November last year, the customs sleuths had detained a man for possessing gold worth around Rs 19 lakh at the airport. He too was coming from Kuala Lumpur.
12/03/18 Times of India