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Mumbai Customs officials seize record 61 kg of gold worth Rs 32 crore at airport

Mumbai Customs officials seize record 61 kg of gold worth Rs 32 crore at airport

Mumbai Customs officials seize record 61 kg of gold worth Rs 32 crore at airport
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By Timsy Jaipuria  Nov 13, 2022 3:48 PM IST (Updated)

Mumbai: This was the highest seizure in a single day in the reported history of Mumbai Airport Customs.

Mumbai Airport Customs seized 61 kg gold worth Rs 32 crore. This was the highest seizure in a single day in the reported history of Mumbai Airport Customs.

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Officials arrested seven passengers — five males and two females — in two separate cases. The incident took place on Friday.
On the same day, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold worth over Rs 4 crore from a group of 20 passengers who arrived from Singapore at the international airport in Coimbatore, news agency PTI reported.
On the basis of specific intelligence, the officials frisked the passengers upon their arrival at the airport on November 9 and searched their baggage, it said. The gold in the form of crude chains was recovered from their pant pockets, innerwear and bags.
Earlier, gold worth Rs 8.44 lakh was seized from a passenger who arrived at Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Chandigarh from Dubai, the Customs department had said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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