Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Officials seize gold worth Rs 15 lakh from two men at Chennai airport

Chennai: Customs officials at Chennai airport on Tuesday seized gold worth nearly 15 lakh from two passengers, who arrived from Sharjah and Sri Lanka.
Twenty-two-year-old Parthiban of Cuddalore arrived from Sharjah by Air India flight AI 968, a statement said. On suspicion, officials intercepted him at the exit. When checked, officials found a gold chain weighing 190gm and valued at 7.5 lakh hidden in his trouser pocket.
Jabarullah, 35, of Pudukkottai reached Chennai on Sri Lankan Airline flight UL 121.
Officials found him acting in a strange manner and picked him up for questioning, the release said. He was intercepted at the exit. Jabarullah gave evasive replies when questioned and on further inquiries, he admitted to having concealed the gold.
04/12/19 Times of India
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