CHENNAI | Custom officials posted at Chennai airport arrested a man who returned from Dubai on Monday on charges of smuggling gold. During this, 1.85 kg of gold was seized from the gold smuggler, which is worth Rs 97.7 lakh in the market. The Chennai International Airport Customs Commissioner said that there were 5 cases of gold smuggling on Sunday.
Dastagir, who returned from Dubai on Sunday night, was stopped and searched on suspicion, in which a bundle of gold paste was recovered from his rectum, while a packet of gold paste was seized from his ankle. A total of 280 grams of gold was seized from Dastgir, whose market price is said to be 12.8 lakhs. Dastgir was arrested under the Customs Act 1962.
Earlier, Mohammuthu Tharig, Syed Mohammed Paris, Sikandar Mastan and Rahuman Khan, who returned from Dubai after flying from Emirates, were stopped at the exit.
During the search, 12 bundles of gold paste were recovered from the trio, weighing 1.61 kg and its market price is 84.94 lakh. The three were arrested by seizing gold under the Customs Act 1962.