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Chennai Air Customs Seize Gold Worth Rs. 24 lakhs From Dubai Passenger

Chennai:

Port Wings News Network:

On 17 October night, one Rawther Naina Mohamed,38 of SP Pattinam who arrived from Dubai by Air India Express FlightIX-1644 was intercepted at exit.

According to a press release issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport, on persistent questioning, the passenger confessed to be carrying gold paste bundles concealed in rectum. On his personal search, 2 bundles of gold in paste form were recovered from rectum from which 179 gms of gold was recovered after extraction and two gold bits weighing 50 grams were recovered from his pant pocket. Total 229 grams of gold valued at Rs. 12 lakhs was recovered and seized.

In another case earlier, one Abdul Kadar Jailani, 34, of Madurai who arrived from Dubai by Air India Flight AI 906 was intercepted at exit. On his personal search two bundles of gold paste was concealed in rectum were recovered. Total 228 grams of gold valued was extracted from gold paste valued at Rs. 11.96 lakhs was recovered and seized under Customs Act. Total 457 grams of gold worth Rs. 23.96 lakhs was recovered and seized under Customs Act.

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