Friday, November 12, 2021

Gold worth Rs 22 lakh mixed with talcum powder seized at Trichy airport

Trichy: Sleuths from the air intelligent unit of customs department seized gold worth Rs 22.7 lakh in powder form mixed with talcum powder at the Trichy International Airport on Wednesday.

Based on intelligence inputs, two male passengers, who arrived from Kuala Lumpur by Air India Express, were intercepted by customs officers at the exit gate at the airport.

On examination of their check-in baggages, the officials found gold powder mixed with talcum powder and ingeniously concealed in talcum powder containers. On extraction, one gold ingot of 24 karat purity weighing 227g valued at Rs 11.16 lakh was recovered from one passenger.

12/11/21 Times of India

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