Indian Passenger Attempts To Smuggle Gold From Abu Dhabi Worth AED 229,000

The Cochin customs on Sunday apprehended a smuggler with 954.70 grammes of gold worth Rs 5.2 million concealed inside his body, said officials.

As per the officials, “On the basis of profiling, the officers of the Cochin Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) intercepted a passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi by Air Arabia flight no. 3L127 at the green channel.”

“During the examination of the said passenger, four capsule-shaped packets containing gold in compound form, totaling 954.70 grammes concealed inside his body, were recovered and seized.” Further investigation is in progress.

On November 22, on the basis of profiling, customs at the Indira Gandhi International Airport seized gold weighing 3735 grammes valued at Rs 1.99 crore brought by three foreign nationals who arrived from Dubai. The passengers have been arrested under the Customs Act, 1962.


Khaleej Times

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