Chennai Air Customs seize 1.72 kg gold from domestic passengers, one arrested

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Chennai Air Customs

Officials said that 22 golden chopped bits weighing 1.28 kg valued astatine Rs. 59.18 lakhs were recovered and seized from Mohammed Anas, who had flown successful from Thiruvananthapuram.

Chennai: Air Customs officials seized 1.72 kgs of golden connected Wednesday (April 7) worthy Rs 79.78 lakhs from 2 home passengers who arrived successful the Chennai city.

In some cases, the passengers had collected the golden which was hidden successful their flights, which had flown successful from International destinations. 

Officials said that 22 golden chopped bits weighing 1.28 kg valued astatine Rs 59.18 lakhs were recovered and seized from Mohammed Anas, who had flown successful from Thiruvananthapuram. 

Hidden gold

He had hidden the golden successful a sock, kept successful his sound pocket. On questioning, helium revealed connected having collected the golden which was concealed nether the spot of his aircraft. 

This aforesaid craft had operated from Sharjah to Thiruvananthapuram connected its International leg. The rider was arrested.

Ravuathar Naina Mohamed, who arrived from Lucknow was intercepted and frisked, which led to the seizure of 446 grams of golden worthy Rs 20.6 lakhs. 

It was learnt that the aforesaid craft had traveled from Dubai to Lucknow and that helium had taken the golden which was concealed nether the seat.

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