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Tuesday, May 30 2023

Gold, foreign currency worth Rs 27 lakhs seized in Mangaluru airport

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Mangaluru: Custom officials seized gold and foreign currency worth Rs 27 lakhs from a passenger who arrived from Dubai, here at the Mangalore International Airport on October 30.

currency1About 0.90 kgs of gold in foil strip form and foreign currency valued to INR 3.30 lakhs have been seized.

It is learnt that the gold was smuggled, concealed in plastic containers of talcum powder and crayons and also in cartons of corn flakes, creams wafers, drinking glasses and Pofak Oman snack by a non-eligible passenger

As the gold foil strips were attempted to be smuggled into India, the contraband valued to about Rs 23.5 lakhs were seized. The passenger who arrived from Dubai was also arrested. He has been produced before the court which has remanded him to a judicial custody of 14 days.

In another case, Customs officials seized foreign currency, 4400 Euros valued over Rs 3.31 lakhs from an outbound passenger to Dubai. It is learnt that the passenger attempted to smuggle currency out of India without necessary documents.

Contraband valued to about Rs 27 lakhs was seized in total by the officials from two passengers.

Further investigation is under progress.

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