Saturday, December 12, 2020

Gold worth Rs 1.09 crore seized at Trichy international airport

Trichy: Sleuths from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 2.17 kg of gold bars worth Rs 1.09 crore from three air passengers, who arrived at the Trichy international airport from Singapore and Dubai, on Friday night.

Based on a tip-off, officials from DRI conducted a surprise check with the passengers, who arrived from various destinations, at the Trichy international airport.

One passenger Suresh, a native of Cuddalore, who arrived from Singapore by Scoot Air was checked and 152 grams of gold bars was seized from him.

The officials inquired two other passengers based on suspicion, who arrived from Dubai by Air India Express. They have been identified as Mohammed Sadique from Pazhayaru in Nagapattinam district and Mohammed Jiyavudeen from Thanjavur.

12/12/20 D Vincent Arockiaraj/Times of India

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