Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Gold worth ₹2.47 crore seized at airport

About 4.77 kg gold worth ₹2.47 crore was seized at Chennai airport by Chennai Air Customs and three passengers, including an airport staff, were arrested.

On Monday morning, after a flight from Dubai landed, while all the passengers deboarded, one passenger alone went to the transit toilet and came out with another person, according to a release. After he came out, officials searched and recovered two white packets in his trouser pockets.

M. Nizhalravi worked as a software engineer with Info Soft Digital Design Services Pvt. Ltd (IDDS), an outsourced agency of Airport Authority of India, the release said.

He later said a passenger Niyamthullah Hadi had kept the gold in the toilet. The packets had gold bars weighing 3.14 kg of gold, gold chains and ear studs that weighed 3.2 kg worth ₹1.66 crore and both Niyamthullah Hadi and M. Nizhalravi were arrested.

28/12/20 The Hindu

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