Mumbai Airport Customs Seizes Gold: Mumbai Airport Custom has seized 61 kg of gold in a single day. The value of 61 kg of gold seized by Mumbai Airport Customs on Friday (11 November) is Rs 32 crore. Seven passengers (5 men and 2 women) have been arrested in two separate cases. This is the biggest seizure in a single day in the history of Mumbai Airport Customs.
In the first case, four Indian passengers came from Tanzania, from whom 53 kg gold was recovered. The accused were smuggling gold very cleverly. The accused had hidden it in their waist belt. 53 kg of gold worth Rs 28.17 crore was recovered from the four. The gold was handed over to the accused by a person of Sudanese nationality at Doha airport.
Passengers from Tanzania arrested
Officials told that during the search operation, 4 Indian passengers from Doha, Qatar reached here. On enquiry, it was found that they are coming from Tanzania. During the search of the said passengers, 53 kg gold was recovered. The accused had hidden gold biscuits in their belts. During interrogation, the four passengers have confessed that they were given this gold by an unknown Sudanese person at Doha airport. All four have been arrested and sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
gold was hidden in jeans
In another case, based on intelligence inputs, Mumbai Airport Customs officials have seized 8 kg gold worth Rs 3.88 crore from three passengers (one male and two female). These people came from Dubai on Vistara flight. He hid the gold dust in his jeans in the form of wax. The three passengers have been arrested and sent to judicial custody. Further investigation is going on in the matter.
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