Thursday, December 27, 2018

Gold worth Rs 31 lakh found in loo of Chennai-bound plane

Panaji: Customs officials at the Goa airport recovered gold worth Rs 31 lakh from the toilet of an international flight early on Tuesday. The Air India plane, which had arrived from Kuwait, was headed to Chennai after a brief stopover in Goa.
During the halt at Dabolim airport, customs officials searched the aircraft and found gold in a plastic bag stashed in one of its toilets and wasseized. The exercise was conducted under the supervision of customs commissioner R Manohar.
Since April, Goa customs has seized 7kg of gold valued at around Rs 2 crore at the Dabolim airport. Similarly, foreign currency valued at Rs 36.4 lakh, and commercial goods in trade quantities worth Rs 38 lakh have been seized.
27/12/18 Times of India
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