Smuggler conceals gold in face masks, held at Chennai airport


Gold, iPhones, used laptops recovered from a passenger at Chennai airport.

The customs division on the Chennai airport seized Gold, iPhones value Rs 11.13 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Dubai.

One Mohamed Abdulla (40) of Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, who arrived from Dubai by Fly Dubai FZ-8517 was intercepted on the exit as he was making an attempt to hurry by means of. Upon questioning, he gave the impression to be nervous and his voice was not clearly audible.

He was requested to take off his masks which he resisted initially. His masks gave the impression to be unusually heavy. On reduce opening the masks, a brown coloration pouch wrapped with adhesive tapes was discovered sandwiched between two masks stitched collectively.

A complete of 85 grams of gold paste was recovered which on extraction yielded 65 grams of 24Ok purity gold valued at Rs 2.93 lakhs and identical was seized beneath Customs Act.

Additional, 10 iPhones 12 Professional, eight used iPhones, 9 used laptops, 2 cartons of Gudang Garam cigarettes, valued at Rs eight.2 lakh had been additionally recovered and seized. Gold, iPhones, used laptops and cigarettes, whole worth has been projected round Rs 11.13 lakh.

Additional investigation within the case is underway.

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