Sunday, May 09, 2021

Customs foil bid to smuggle gold worth Rs 50 lakh

Panaji: Yet another attempt to smuggle gold into India was thwarted on Saturday morning when Customs authorities apprehended a Karnataka resident with gold worth Rs 50 lakh at Goa airport. This is the third seizure within a fortnight, and takes the total gold haul for 2021 to Rs 2.3 crore, said commissioner of Customs – Goa, Mihir Ranjan on Saturday.

The passenger, a resident of Bhatkal, Karnataka, arrived from Sharjah on an Air Arabia flight. The air intelligence unit of Goa Customs, said the passenger was taken aside and his baggage was searched.

“Officers recovered 10 gold tola bars and one gold chain, which was concealed in the check-in baggage. The gold has been seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962, and passenger has been arrested,” said Ranjan.

09/05/21 Times of India

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