Wednesday, January 06, 2021

DRI arrest two, seize smuggled gold worth Rs 67 lac at Mangaluru airport

Mangaluru: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence launched an anti-smuggling operation at the Mangaluru International Airport in the midnight on January 4 and successfully intercepted two passengers travelling from Dubai to Mangaluru in SpiceJet Flight SG 146 which landed in Mangaluru on January 5.

The DRI team acting on a tip off, subjected the two persons to intense questioning regarding the smuggling of the yellow metal which established that the persons were attempting to smuggle gold. Both the persons were found to be carrying gold in the form of paste, which is a novel modus adopted by the smuggling syndicates to bypass the customs checks at the airport.

Sources from the airport said that one of the passengers hails from Bhatkal and had concealed fve balls containing gold paste wrapped in adhesive paste in his rectum. The balls weighed a total of 809 grams and upon extraction yielded 641.410 grams of gold. The other passenger hailing from Kasargod, Kerala, was found concealing gold in paste form in his underwear with a special pouch to conceal the gold. The gold paste carried by him weighed 1,008 grams and upon extraction yielded 646.670 grams of gold of 999 purity. The total value of the gold seized by DRI is Rs 67 lac in the Indian market.

06/01/21 Daijiworld

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