Saturday, November 10, 2018

2 kg gold worth ₹59 lakh seized from city airport

Mumbai: Officials of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai airport customs on Friday arrested a man and recovered two kilograms of gold worth ₹58.86 lakh.

Based of specific information, AIU officers intercepted Mohammed Hussain alias Mahaboob Shaikh on his arrival from Kozhikode. Mr. Hussain arrived in Mumbai by an Indigo Airlines flight 6E-5448 and an examination of his hand baggage resulted in the recovery of 10 foreign-marking gold bars. Each gold bar weighed 100 gm. A crude gold-square-shaped plate weighing 1 kg was also recovered. Both had been placed in separate white packets in the hand baggage. An official said, “The gold weighing 2 kg was valued at ₹58.86 lakh.”

The passenger, in his statement recorded under Section 108 of the Customs Act, 1962, admitted to possession, carriage, concealment, recovery and involvement in the smuggling of the gold without payment of proper customs duty and in contravention of the Act. “The passenger has been placed under arrest and further investigation is in progress,” a press note issued by V. Rama Mathew, commissioner of customs, Mumbai airport said.
10/11/18 The Hindu