Chennai Air Customs seize 1.72 kg gold from home passengers, one arrested | India Information
Chennai: Air Customs officers seized 1.72 kgs of gold on Wednesday (April 7) value Rs 79.78 lakhs from two home passengers who arrived within the Chennai metropolis.
In each circumstances, the passengers had collected the gold which was hidden of their flights, which had flown in from Worldwide locations.
Officers stated that 22 gold reduce bits weighing 1.28 kg valued at Rs 59.18 lakhs had been recovered and seized from Mohammed Anas, who had flown in from Thiruvananthapuram.
He had hidden the gold in a sock, saved in his pant pocket. On questioning, he revealed on having collected the gold which was hid below the seat of his plane.
This identical plane had operated from Sharjah to Thiruvananthapuram on its Worldwide leg. The passenger was arrested.
Ravuathar Naina Mohamed, who arrived from Lucknow was intercepted and frisked, which led to the seizure of 446 grams of gold value Rs 20.6 lakhs.
It was learnt that the identical plane had traveled from Dubai to Lucknow and that he had taken the gold which was hid below the seat.