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Monday, April 22 2024
Uttar Pradesh

30 Arrested in Lucknow Airport Gold Smuggling

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Authorities said that thirty individuals who were being held at the Lucknow airport on suspicion of smuggling gold into the nation managed to flee after one of them pretended to be ill and caused havoc.

According to them, a search operation has been started by police and customs officials to apprehend the accused.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Shashank Singh said officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the Customs Department on Monday stopped 36 passengers from Sharjah at the Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport here.

Some of them had cash worth Rs. 23.90 lakh and cigarettes valued over Rs. 3 crore taken from them when the officials frisked them, according to Singh.

He said that six of the travelers admitted to the authorities that they were carrying gold.

During the questioning of the remaining thirty passengers on Tuesday, one of them made up an illness to cause trouble. According to the officer, they all took advantage of this and ran away.

He said that efforts are being made to arrest the accused and that a case has been filed under the pertinent sections of the complaint in the case.

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