Sunday, November 08, 2020

Gold worth Rs 1.4cr seized in airport

Trichy: The customs air intelligence unit (AIU) has seized 2.6kg of gold bars worth Rs 1.4 crore from an air passenger at the Trichy International Airport on Friday night.

Officials arrested the passenger, identified as Samsudeen, 32, a native of Vriddhachalam, who had arrived from Dubai by an Air India Express flight.

According to airport authorities, the customs authorities were checking the belongings of the passengers, when they found a passenger behaving weirdly and took him to a room.

When they scanned his bag, they found that Samsudeen had concealed 23 gold biscuits of 24 karat value, inside an emergency lantern.

Since gold worth Rs 20 lakh alone is allowed to be carried by each passenger, officials arrested Samsudeen and are investigating further.

08/11/20 Times of India

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