Friday, November 15, 2019

Gold, foreign currencies seized from three passengers at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials seized 1.19kg of gold, worth Rs 43.7 lakh, and foreign currencies to the tune of Rs 45.4 lakh from passengers at Chennai airport on Wednesday.
Based on specific information, the officials intercepted Bunty Ashok Ramnani alias Dipen Ashok Suthar, 33, who arrived here from Mumbai in an Air India flight. When searched, six gold cut bars weighing 1.19kg were found concealed inside his pants pocket. The passenger was arrested.
Based on information, the officials intercepted Syed Ibrahim, 36, of Thiruvarur and Abdul Azeez, 51 of Virudhunagar who were bound for Kuala Lumpur in an AirAsia flight. During examination of their hand bags, it was found that the screws of the stroller portion were tampered with. The officials unscrewed the same and found assorted foreign currencies equivalent to Rs 45.4 lakh concealed in the bottom portions of the stroller bags. The passengers were arrested.
14/11/19 Siddharth Prabhakar/Times of India
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