Sunday, March 06, 2022

Mumbai Customs recovers heroin worth Rs 56 crore, gold worth Rs 1.66 crore in separate seizures

Over the last couple of days, customs officials at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport have foiled many smuggling attempts. Between March 3 and 5, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized heroin worth Rs 56 crore and gold worth Rs 1.66 crore.

In the first incident, a passenger who had arrived from Dubai via Fly Dubai Flight Fz-445 was intercepted. Upon detailed search, 1.20 kg of gold in compound form valued at Rs 55 lakhs was recovered from his possession.

As per airport officials, the gold compound was ingeniously stitched in the undergarment worn by the passenger, adding that the handlers of the passenger have been nabbed and further investigations are underway.

In another incident, a foreign national of the Republic of Sudan who had arrived from Sharjah via IX-252 flight was intercepted.

As per officials, personal search of the passenger revealed that he had concealed gold in compound form in the ankle caps worn by him. A total of 2.39 kg of gold valued at Rs 1.12 crore was recovered from his possession, following which he was arrested.

06/03/22 Pankaj Upadhyay/India Today

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