1.42 kg of Gold and electronic goods totally worth Rs. 1.13 Crores were seized by Chennai Air Customs. Five Passengers arrested.
On 16.12.2021 (Thursday), four passengers who arrived from Dubai by Indigo flight 6E-66 at 1110 hrs. were intercepted at exit gate. On personal search & examination of their checked in baggage, 1147 grams of Gold was recovered which was concealed in the form “Saw Dust” in the Carton boxes worth Rs. 49.50 Lakhs was recovered. Further, all the four passengers were in possession of electronic goods totally worth Rs.42.04 lakhs , which they didn’t declare. Thus, the same was seized under Customs Act. All four passengers were arrested.
In another incident, a passenger who arrived from Sharjah by Indigo flight 6E-1409 on 16.12.2021(Thursday) at 1100 hrs. was intercepted at exit gate. On personal search & examination of his checked in luggage, 275 grams of Gold valued 11.87 lakhs was recovered which was concealed as metallic ends of coaxial cables. He was also in possession of electronic goods worth approximately Rs.9.80 lakhs, which he didn’t declared. He was arrested.
Total, 1.42 kg of Gold worth Rs. 61.37 lakhs and electronic goods worth Rs. 51.84 lakhs were seized by Chennai Air Customs. All five passengers have been arrested.
Further investigation is under progress.
This is stated in a press release issued by the Pr. Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport.