Thursday, November 28, 2019

Chennai airport: Gold worth Rs 88 lakh seized from seven flyers

Chennai: Customs officials at the city airport detected seven cases of gold smuggling since Tuesday and seized 2.5kg of gold, worth more than 88 lakh, from seven passengers.
In the first case, Abdul Rahman, 40, of Chennai, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur was found to be carrying three gold biscuits weighing 245 grams, worth 8.27 lakh, concealed in the handle of his suitcase. Samsul Kutha, 40, Mohammad Rahamathullah, 28, Mohammad Naleem, 40, Abdul Hak, 30, and Sadam Husain, 29, who arrived from different locations on different flights were carrying a total 1.75kg of gold worth 59.75 lakh. Fazal Kunhali of Kerala, who arrived from Dubai, smuggled 574g gold worth 19.4 lakh in a pasta maker, officials said.
28/11/19 Times of India
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