Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hidden in cardboard sheets, gold foil worth Rs.78.4 lakh seized at Chennai airport

Based on specific intelligence, Chennai Air Customs seized 1.45 kg gold (in foils) worth USD 1.04lakh (Rs.78.4 lakh) from a passenger’s personal goods.
While the passenger had arrived earlier from Dubai, his personal belongings arrived later at the Unaccompanied Baggage Terminal.
1. Toy boxes, bedspreads, and cartons
Four Carton boxes carrying his personal belongings had arrived at the airport via an Indigo airlines flight as unaccompanied baggage. The carton consented toy boxes and bedspreads among other items.
2. Gold foil wrapped in carbon paper
Officials said that the bedspread was wrapped around a cardboard sheet, which appeared to be unusually heavy. On tearing open the cardboard sheet, gold foil-wrapped in carbon paper was found concealed in between its two layers.
3. Concealed inside cardboard sheets
Similarly, cardboard sheets were found in all toy boxes as well. On tearing open the sheets, gold foils wrapped in carbon paper were found concealed inside two cardboard sheets.
22/08/20 Sidharth.M.P/DNA
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