Thursday, January 14, 2021

Customs officers at Kozhikode airport under lens

Kozhikode: The raids conducted by officers from CBI’s Kochi unit and a team of officers from directorate of revenue intelligence on Wednesday at Calicut International Airport and houses of customs officers for the second day resulted in total seizure of goods and cash worth Rs 1.2 crore. The seizure also included the Rs2.5 lakh seized from customs area of the airport on Tuesday.

The seizure of large quantities of cigarettes (worth Rs 35 lakh) and gold (worth Rs 43 lakh) from the passenger baggage of Air Arabia flight from Sharjah, which were cleared by customs after their arrival at the airport on Tuesday morning, raises suspicion about smuggling rackets getting help from a section of the agency’s officers to sneak in contraband.

CBI officers said that the final report of the raid will be ready on Thursday. It is learnt that CBI officers conducted a search at the house of a customs officer near Kondotty on Wednesday and recovered cash.

CBI teams had recovered Rs 1 lakh from one of the offices and Rs 1.5 lakh from the litter box near the baggage screener in the customs area at the airport on Tuesday.

14/01/21 Times of India

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