Sunday, June 23, 2019

Gold, foreign currency seized

Trichy: The air intelligence unit (AIU) of customs has seized foreign currencies and gold worth Rs 18 lakh in two different incidents at the Trichy International Airport in the early hours of Saturday.
According to officials, they were engaged in routine checking process, when they grew suspicious over the activities of a passenger who arrived by an Air India Express flight from Sharjah flight at around 4.30am on Saturday.
During frisking, they found that he concealed the gold in his rectum in the form of a rubbery substance. The passenger was identified as Mohammed Ibrahim, 36, of Chennai. Customs officials recovered 522g of gold worth Rs 14.11 lakh from his body.
In another incident, customs officials seized foreign currency from a passenger who has been identified as Samsudeen, 47, of Karaikudi. He had concealed 23,000 Saudi Riyals which were equivalent to Rs 4.13 lakh.
23/06/19 Times of India
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