Tuesday, October 13, 2020

3 arrested for smuggling 2.88 kg gold worth Rs 1.32 crore in Chennai

Chennai: The Customs Air Intelligence officials in Chennai have seized twelve bundles of gold paste and three cut bits of gold from passengers who had arrived from Dubai. Based on specific intelligence related to gold smuggling, two passengers hailing from Chennai and Ramanathapuram, who flew from Dubai by flights Dubai FZ 8517 and Indigo flight No 6E 8497 were intercepted and questioned. 

They confessed to carrying gold concealed in the rectum.

Twelve bundles (four each) of gold paste weighing over 2.77 kg were recovered from their rectum. 

On frisking, three gold bits weighing 116 grams were also recovered from each of their pant pockets. 

A total of 2.88 kg gold of 24k purity valued at Rs 1.32 crore was recovered and seized under the Customs Act 1962. 

All three passengers have been arrested and further investigation is in progress.

12/10/20 Sidharth MP/ZeeNews

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