145 tola gold seized at airport

  • | Wednesday | 20th September, 2023

Nagpur: The Air-intelligence unit (AIU) of Nagpur custom has seized around 145 tola gold, worth over ₹87 lakh, intercepting two smugglers from Hubli in Karnataka at the Nagpur airport on Monday. The gold was found in semi-liquid form in the baggage.Following a tip-off, the commissioner of custom Avinash Thete and Addl Commissioner Peeyoush Bhati formed a team under SP Tridip Pal to lay a trap and intercepted the smugglers who had flown in from Qatar.The custom department had stepped up surveillance at the Nagpur airport which is being used by the smugglers as a easy transit point due to lesser vigilance. The smugglers, who had been involved in stealing tax and duties, have started using smaller centres like Nagpur for sneaking out with the gold after landing from international destinations. TNNWe also published the following articles recentlyMan held with 4 tola goldA burglar was arrested by Malkajgiri police in Hyderabad after a complaint was filed by a domestic help who discovered her house had been broken into. The police recovered gold, silver, and cash from the offender, who later confessed to committing two burglaries in the Malkajgiri and Doulatabad areas.Drugs smuggler arrested from MPNotorious drugs smuggler Kamal Singh, also known as Kamal Rana, has been arrested in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He was wanted in a case filed against him in 2021. In a separate incident, a soldier in Punjab has been arrested for allegedly supplying sensitive information to Pakistans ISI through a drug smuggler. In Jalandhar, another drug trafficker has been arrested for sending swimmers to retrieve heroin from Pakistan. In Trichy, a drug peddler was apprehended with a large quantity of methamphetamine. Investigations are ongoing in all these cases.Customs busts ring: 200 new phones, 13kg gold seized at Chennai airportCustoms officials at Chennai airport detained all passengers from an Oman Air flight after noticing they were carrying new Apple and Google phones. The passengers claimed they were given the phones by fellow passengers and were promised gifts in return. Upon further inspection, officials discovered large quantities of gold, cigarettes, refurbished laptops, and saffron hidden in bags. A total of 113 people were detained, and investigations are ongoing to determine how so many smugglers managed to board the same flight.

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