Chennai Air Customs: Smuggling from gold to drugs is happening fast in many parts of the country, on which the Customs Department, working to stop them, is keeping an eye on them. Recently, the team of Chennai Air Customs has seized 2.9 kg of gold being illegally brought into India in various incidents, the value of which is estimated to be more than Rs 1.34 crore. Along with this, foreign currency worth Rs 10.70 lakh has been seized.
According to information given by Chennai Air Customs, the accused has been identified as Nisar Mandla, a resident of Kannur, who had come from Dubai on Emirates Airlines. Chennai Air Customs said that on a search of the man, two plastic pouches hidden inside his shoes were found, in which gold paste was kept. Whose weight is 1.635 kg. Apart from this, a gold ingot weighing 1.402 kg worth 64.98 lakh was recovered. Which was confiscated under the Customs Act 1962.
In another incident on the basis of specific information, two passengers named Kalandar Thamimul Ansari, resident of Ramanathapuram and Mohd Nagoor Mohideen, a resident of Chennai, who were on their way to Dubai, were intercepted. Giving information on this, it was told that ‘on his search, foreign currency of many countries worth Rs 10.70 lakh was found hidden in his rectum, the money recovered was confiscated under the Customs Act 1962.’
Chennai Air Customs has informed that on the basis of specific intelligence, six passengers who had come from Sharjah and Colombo on 22 May were intercepted by Air Intelligence officers. On being searched, gold weighing 1.5 kg worth Rs 69.50 lakh was found in their luggage. Which was confiscated under the Customs Act, 1962 and a passenger was arrested.’ Further investigation is going on in the matter.