Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Gold worth Rs 41.65 lakh seized from four woman passengers at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials at Chennai international airport detected four cases of gold smuggling, three on Tuesday and one on Monday night. They seized a total of 1.27 kg of gold worth Rs 41.66 lakh from four women.
On Tuesday morning, the officials intercepted Syed Ali Fathima, 45, of Ramanathapuram, who arrived here from Colombo in a SriLankan Airlines flight. Gold in rubbery form was seized from her handbag. The seized gold weighed 74 gram and was worth Rs 2.42 lakh.
Mulakayala Rajani, 45 and Saraswathi, 38, (both natives of Andhra Pradesh), who arrived from Bahrain in a Gulf Air flight, were searched. The officials recovered gold cut bars and one semi-finished gold chain, totally weighing 997 gram and valued at Rs 32.52 lakh, from the duo.
On Monday night, the officials intercepted Lakshmi, 53, of Dindigul, who arrived here from Colombo in an IndiGo Airlines flight. They recovered gold in rubbery form from her rectum. The gold weighed 206 gram and was worth Rs.6.72 lakh.
07/05/19 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India