Saturday, September 16, 2023

149 held on board Chennai-bound flight from Oman held by DRI for smuggling worth Rs 14 crore

A record 149 flyers out of 156 passengers on board Chennai-bound flight from Oman were held on September 14 by sleuths of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for mass smuggling of contraband in Tamil Nadu.

A total pf 13kgs of gold, over 2500 smartphones and saffron with a total value of Rs 14 crore was seized from the 149 passengers attempting to smuggle the items evading high custom duties. 

The criminal syndicate tried to change routes from Middle East to south Indian airports of Chennai, Cochin and Hyderabad while trying to evade the strict vigil at Mumbai and Delhi airports.

16/09/2023 India Today NE

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