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Customs seize Rs 10 cr worth of gold from Dubai passenger at Chandigarh airport

UncategorizedCustoms seize Rs 10 cr worth of gold from Dubai passenger at Chandigarh airport

Customs seize Rs 10 cr value of gold from Dubai passenger at Chandigarh airport

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Chandigarh: A passenger getting back from Dubai was discovered with gold value greater than Rs 10.28 crore by a Ludhiana Customs Commissionerate staff stationed on the Chandigarh Worldwide Airport on Friday.
In keeping with customs officers, raids are being carried out in numerous places, together with Khanna in Punjab, as a part of a extra thorough investigation into the matter, TOI reported.
On March 3, a Dubai-Chandigarh Indigo Flight No. 6E56 landed at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Worldwide Airport, as per Customs officers. Based mostly on an examination of the Advance Passenger Info System (APIS), the customs officers stationed on the airport chosen a passenger who was 30 years outdated and stopped him.

As many as 18 pure gold bars weighing 1 kg every with the marking “ETIHAD GOLD DUBAI UAE” and 995.0 purity had been discovered and located by the officers.

The person fastidiously picked up his checked luggage off the luggage conveyor belt and slid the little hand-held bag with the illicit gold inside it. The gold that was seized is value Rs 10,28,16,000 out there. The passenger has by no means been to Dubai earlier than.

Most such instances of gold smuggling from Gulf international locations are reported within the southern a part of the nation, particularly Kerala.
Regardless of enhanced vigilance by the legislation enforcement companies, the smuggling of gold into the State from international locations within the Arabian Gulf, significantly the United Arab Emirates, continues unabatedly.

Simply 10 p.c of the gold carried into the State via Kerala’s airports is confiscated by the Customs and the police, if a number of the hyperlinks concerned in smuggling rackets are to be believed.

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