DH Latest NewsDH NEWSLatest NewsIndiaNEWSInternational

Smuggled gold worth Rs 1.14 Cr seized at Chennai airport; 2 arrested


Chennai: Over two kilograms of gold worth Rs 1.14 crore was seized from passengers in two different incidents at the Chennai airport, Customs department officials said on Saturday.

In the first incident, the department officials intercepted a passenger who arrived here from Dubai on Friday and recovered gold concealed in his inner garments during a personal examination, an official release from Commissioner of Customs Chennai Airport said. In the second incident on Saturday, the sleuths intercepted a man on arrival from Sharjah and seized gold paste packets wrapped in adhesive tape concealed in his inner wear.

Also read: Ujjain assault case: Ex-Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijaya Singh sentenced one-year jail term; gets bail

A total of 2.36 kg of gold worth Rs 1.14 crore was recovered from the two passengers under relevant sections of Customs Act, 1962. The passengers were arrested and further investigation was on, the official said.


Post Your Comments

Back to top button