Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Flier held with Rs 10L gold bars

Vasco: Jafar Baladkam Abdulla, a resident of Kasaragod, Kerala, has been apprehended by customs officials while attempting to smuggle gold worth Rs 10 lakh into the country. Abdulla arrived from Sharjah aboard Air Arabia flight G9 492 on Tuesday morning with 232gms of undeclared gold.

After landing at Goa International Airport, the air intelligence unit of customs headed by assistant commissioner of customs Y B Sahare searched Abdulla’s baggage. “The gold bars were concealed in the check-in baggage of the passenger. The gold has been seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962,” said commissioner of Goa customs Mihir Ranjan.

This is the second gold seizure by the air intelligence unit of Goa customs within a fortnight. The total value of gold seized in 2021 at the Goa International Airport is Rs 1.8 crore.

05/05/21 Times of India

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