Friday, December 04, 2020

Over 8kg gold seized at Trichy airport

Trichy: About 8.5 kg gold worth Rs 4.25 crore was seized from eight passengers who came in two separate flights from Dubai at Trichy international airport on Friday.

The seizure was carried out by joint teams from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Coimbatore and Trichy regional units made based on specific intelligence.

The passengers had concealed 24-carat gold in packs in their clothes. They had mixed the gold in a compound.

Two passengers came in an Indigo flight and six others including a woman came in an air India express flight that landed in Trichy international airport in succession.

On arrival, a search was conducted and the gold was recovered.

On November 12, sleuths from air intelligence unit of Trichy international airport had seized 2.5 kg of gold worth Rs 1.25 crore from two passengers from Dubai.

04/12/20 Times of India

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