Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Gold worth Rs 27 lakh and foreign currencies seized at Chennai Airport

Chennai: Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) sleuths of the Customs department have foiled bids to smuggle Rs 27 lakh worth gold and foreign currencies worth Rs 19 lakh at the Chennai International Airport.

Two  passengers — Mohamed Hassali (27), and Subaiyar Ali (32) — both  from Ramanathapuram, who arrived from Colombo on Monday, were intercepted at the exit  of the arrival hall on suspicion of carrying gold.  On personal search, gold in rubbery material was found concealed in their rectums. On extraction, two gold ingots weighing 590 grams and worth Rs 19.3 lakh were recovered.
09/04/19 New Indian Express
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