Rs 36 lakh worth gold seized at Vizag airport
Visakhapatnam: Rs 36 Lakh Worth Gold Seized at Vizag Airport, The Customs officials at the airport seized Rs 36 lakh worth gold bars from a passenger from the Gulf.
Visakhapatnam: The Customs officials at the airport seized Rs 36 lakh worth gold bars from a passenger from the Gulf. According to Commissioner of Customs C Rajendiran, the officials grew suspicious about a passenger P.Anil Kumar holding an Indian passport, who arrived from Dubai by Air India flight. He was intercepted by them while he was trying to walk out through the green channel, meant for passengers without any dutiable goods.
On a thorough examination of his baggage, 10 gold bars weighing 10 tolas each were recovered. They were placed in a special cavity created inside the transformer of a battery charger carried by the passenger in his baggage. The gold totally weighing 1116 grams and valued at Rs 35,59,045 in the market was seized under relevant rules of the Customs Act and the passenger was arrested. Further investigation is on. Earlier on April 22, the Customs officers had detected two gold bars concealed in the sole of the shoes of a passenger coming from Dubai. The case is under investigation.