Sunday, August 29, 2021

Over 2 kg gold seized from two at Trichy airport

Trichy: Customs sleuths at Trichy international airport seized 2.07 kg of gold bars valued at Rs 1 crore from two passengers who arrived from Dubai on Friday night. They were later arrested and further inquiries are on.

Airport sources said the two arrived by an Air India Express flight on Friday night. During the routine screening process, officials became suspicious over the movements of a passenger, later identified as Arumugam, 34, a native of Villupuram. On intercepting him and conducting inquiries, they found that he had concealed 1.5 kg of gold worth Rs 73 lakh inside an electronic equipment he carried with him. He was arrested after the valuable was recovered.

Officials also found that another passenger who arrived on the same flight concealed gold in his rectum. He was identified as Sheik Dawood, 32, a native of Ramanathapuram. Officials recovered 575 grams of gold worth Rs 28 lakh from him and arrested him.

29/08/21 Times of India

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