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Gold, currency worth several lakhs seized from 3 passengers at MIA

Gold, currency worth several lakhs seized from 3 passengers at MIA


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Mar 05, 2019:  The customs officials    have arrested three persons   at the Mangaluru International AIrport  and have  seized 549.98 grams of gold worth Rs 19.14 lakh and foreign currency worth Rs 18.10 lakh in three separate cases.


MIA5In the first case, a passenger who  was supposed to fly to Dubai was intercepted and  arrested after Rs 18.10 lakh worth foreign currency including USD, Omani Riyals, Kuwaiti Dinar and Euro were found  hidden in between clothes in his luggage.

In another case,  a person who arrived from Dubai by an Air India flight was arrested  for possessing  232.62 grams of 24 carat gold worth Rs 7.68 lakh. The gold was hidden in a round plate  with silver coating which was found in a cooker.

In the third case,  317.36 grams of 24 Carat gold  in powder form which a passenger from Dubai had hidden in his rectum, has been seized.


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Carol Menezes, bejai Wed, March-6-2019, 12:21
There are so many cases of smuggling being reported and still going on .
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