Saturday, April 07, 2018

Father-son duo intercepted for smuggling gold at Kolkata airport

Kolkata: In a bid to curb diversion in exports of Gold Jewellery, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted father-son duo at Kolkata airport on April 4 with 54 kg gold.

A duo was intercepted at Kolkata Airport with the gold jewellery. The son was intercepted when he was about to board a flight for Dubai, while his father was de-boarded from a flight destined to Hyderabad.

DRI is currently investigating gold jewellery exporters declaring exports using ‘personal hand carry export procedure’ to destinations in United Arab Emirates (UAE) but diverting the consignments into domestic market by manipulating the procedure.

Documents had earlier been filed by these persons at Customs Air Cargo Complex, Kolkata for export by hand carriage of gold bangles weighing 54 kgs to be carried to Dubai by the son on board flight bound for Dubai.

After the gold bangles were checked by Customs at Air Cargo Complex, Kolkata, as per procedure, the items were sealed and escorted by a Customs officer to the International Departure at the Airport.
06/04/18 ANI/