The passengers caught had been carrying the gold in the originate of paste and little gold decrease bits
Chennai: Air Customs officers intercepted 5 Dubai returnees in Chennai basically based on intelligence of Gold smuggling. The passengers had arrived by Air India Categorical Flight IX 1644.
The folks smuggling the gold own been identified as Nouffar, Ahamed Ershad Ali of Ramanathapuram, Nandha Kumar of Kanchipuram, Muruganandam Mohan of Chennai and Satham Usen of Pudukkottai. They had been frisked and their baggage modified into searched.
16 gold decrease bits weighing 597 grams and two packets of gold paste had been recovered. The two gold paste packets had been chanced on hid below the shoe and in a jeans pant pocket. 701 grams of gold modified into extracted from the gold paste packets.
As neatly as to this, three bundles of gold paste weighing 428 grams had been recovered from one of them which yielded 398 grams of gold.
A total 1.7 kg gold of 24k purity valued at Rs 87.62 lakhs modified into recovered and seized in 5 cases below Customs Act.