Visuals put out by Customs officers present a person eradicating his wig and peeling off a packet that was glued to his partly-tonsured head.
Customs officers on the Chennai Worldwide Airport on Sunday held two males for attempting to smuggle gold by concealing it below their wigs. Visuals put out by officers present a person eradicating his wig and peeling off a packet that was glued to his partly-tonsured head. Officers say that the 2 passengers had been attempting to smuggle in gold from Dubai.
In a press launch, the Customs officers at Chennai airport stated that based mostly on a tip-off, 39-year-old Magroob Akbarali, a resident of Ramanathapuram, and Zubair Hassan Rafiyutheen, 26, a resident of Chennai, who arrived from Dubai by way of Fly-Dubai FZ8515, had been intercepted on the exit as their hairstyles appeared suspicious. “On examination, they had been discovered to be carrying wigs and having partly tonsured heads. Two gold paste packets, weighing 698 grams, had been discovered hid below their wigs, out of which 595 grams of gold was retrieved. Watch the video right here:
Chennai Air Customs: 5.55 kg gold price Rs 2.53 crore & overseas forex price Rs 24 lakhs seized from pax arrivng from & departing to gulf below CAct & FEMA final 2 days. Gold hid in wigs, socks,innerwear,rectum & plane .Six Arrested.@ChennaiCustoms @cbic_india pic.twitter.com/XV1tE74kh1
— PIB in Tamil Nadu (@pibchennai) March 21, 2021
In one other case, Balu Ganesan, 42, of Trichy, who arrived by the identical flight was intercepted and three bundles of gold paste, which had 622 grams of gold, had been recovered from his rectum. He has been arrested.
In a launch, the officers stated that at Chennai airport, previously two days, a complete of 5.55 kilograms of gold, discovered to be price Rs 2.53 crore, was seized from passengers arriving from and departing to Gulf international locations. The gold was hid in numerous methods — below wigs, in passengers’ socks, innerwear and even their rectum. Six folks in complete have been arrested for attempting to smuggle in gold.
Chennai Air Customs: 5.55 kg gold price Rs 2.53 crore & overseas forex price Rs 24 lakhs seized from pax arrivng from & departing to gulf below CAct & FEMA final 2 days. Gold hid in wigs,socks,innerwear,rectum & plane .Six Arrested.#IndianCustomsAtWork pic.twitter.com/w1cBmugDYi
— Chennai Customs (@ChennaiCustoms) March 21, 2021
Earlier on Saturday, a 24-year-old man named Anbazhagan, of Villupuram, was intercepted on the Chennai airport’s exit. On looking out him, 4 packets of gold paste — weighing 1.5 kg — had been recovered from his socks and stitched inside his underwear.
“On extraction, 1.33 kg gold valued at Rs 62 lakhs had been recovered and seized,” the Customs stated, including that 26-year-old A Thamin Ansari, a resident of Chennai, 26, who was to gather the gold was additionally nabbed from outdoors the airport when he approached the passenger. Each of them had been arrested.
In one other case, Indigo Flight 6E 66 was searched and eight 10 Tola gold bars with overseas marking weighing 933 grams, valued at Rs. 43.30 lakhs, had been discovered inside a fabric bag that was hid within the hole pipe below the seat of the plane.
On Friday, Syed Ahamedulla, 22, of Ramanathapuram; Santhosh Selvam, 33, from Salem; and 35-year-old Abdullah, of Chennai, who arrived from Dubai and Sharjah by flights EK 542 and G9471 had been intercepted on the exit. Officers stated that their hairstyles appeared suspicious and on examination, they had been discovered to be having partly tonsured heads and carrying wigs. Three gold paste packets, weighing 2,410 grams, had been discovered hid below their wigs. On extraction, 2.08 kg gold valued at Rs 96.57 lakhs was recovered and seized below the Customs Act. All three had been arrested.
In one other case, 4 passengers sure for Sharjah by flights 6E-8415 and G9-472, had been intercepted on the departure terminal after they’d cleared Immigration and had been continuing in direction of the safety maintain space. “As their hairstyles gave the impression to be suspicious, on examination they had been discovered to be carrying wigs. On search, 67,500 Saudi Riyals had been discovered to be hid below their wigs and USD 4,750, 6,500 Dirhams, and eight,00,000 Takas recovered from their pant pockets,” the discharge from Customs stated. A complete of Rs 24.06 lakhs in overseas forex was recovered and seized below the Customs Act learn with the Overseas Alternate Administration Act (FEMA) laws.
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