On Saturday based on intelligence that gold was likely to be smuggled from Dubai by concealing in aircraft Indigo Airlines flight 6E 066 which arrived from Dubai was rummaged.On rummaging two packets containing gold paste form wrapped with adhesive tape weighing 406 grams were found concealed ingeniously in inner panel of the aircraft body/wall next to one of the seats. On extraction 309 grams gold of 24 k purity valued at Rs. 15.72 lakhs was recovered and seized as unclaimed under Customs Act.
In another case ,one passenger Kalil Rahman, 49, of Ramanathapuram who arrived by same flight was intercepted at exit. On personal search one gold paste bundle weighing 176 grams was recovered, which on extraction yielded 154 gramsof gold valued at Rs. 7.84 lakhs.
463grams gold valued at Rs. 23.6 lakhs was recovered and seized Customs Act 1962 in two cases.
Further investigation is under progress according to a press release issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.
(Release ID: (1680383)
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