Mumbai Customs seize over Rs 5.5 crore worth of gold and electronics in multiple cases | Mumbai News – Times of India | IIT EXPERT

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Customs officials seized over 2.66 kg of gold worth Rs 1.46 crore and various electronic items in five separate cases registered on Friday and Saturday. Gold concealed in trousers worn by two passengers, hidden in the innerwear of another passenger, and concealed in ear pods were recovered.
The value of smuggled gold and electronic items seized by the authorities between March 10 and March 16 is worth Rs 5.53 crore in 18 cases.
In the last two days, action was taken at the Mumbai airport. In the first case, a foreign national, travelling from Addis Ababa to Mumbai was intercepted and gold melted bars weighing 987 grams were found concealed in a hand bag carried by the passenger. In the second case, an Indian national who arrived from Singapore was intercepted and gold dust in wax weighing 820 grams was found concealed in the inner garments worn by the passenger. In another case, an Indian national travelling from Dubai to Mumbai was intercepted and gold jewellery weighing 400 grams was found concealed on the body of a passenger.


In the fourth case, two Indian nationals, who arrived from Dubai, were intercepted based on screening on a machine and gold jewellery, gold rhodium plated key, collectively weighing 242.40 grams and various electronic goods were recovered. Gold was found concealed in trousers worn by the passengers and electronic goods were concealed in a check-in bag carried by a passenger.
In the fifth case, an Indian national, travelling from Riyadh to Mumbai, was intercepted and gold bars weighing 216 grams were found concealed in ear pods.
In the previous operations on March 14-15, airport commissionerate, Mumbai Customs seized over 2.99 kg of gold valued at Rs 1.72 crore in five different cases. Gold was found concealed in dates, body cavity, on the body of a passenger etc.
The Customs officials seized 4.22 kg of gold, mobile phones, and laptops valued at Rs 2.35 crore in eight cases from March 10-12 at Mumbai Airport.
The Customs authorities are monitoring such smuggling activities to prevent any kind of illegal imports and smuggling.

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