Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mumbai duo held at city airport with 3 kg gold bars

Aurangabad: The Pune unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two passengers of the Delhi-Aurangabad Air India flight and seized 3kg gold from them at the airport here on Tuesday night.
An officer privy to the operation said that a total of 12 pieces of foreign marked gold bars were seized from the duo. “The Abu Dhabi-Delhi Air India flight gets converted into a domestic flight upon reaching the national capital. The suspects had brought the gold on the international flight.”

The officer said that one of the suspects went to the economy class while the other to the business class in the Delhi-Aurangabad domestic flight.

The passengers were identified as Fayyum Shaikh and Jawed Ismail Shaikh, both in their 30s and residents of Mumbai.

When contacted, DRI authorities said that officers from their Pune regional unit had coordinated with the customs department in Aurangabad after receiving specific information regarding possible smuggling of gold.
15/11/18 Times of India