Gold worth Rs 24 lakh seized by customs at Mumbai airport

Jul 15, 2014, 23:45 IST | A Correspondent

Customs officers caught three gold smugglers with yellow metal worth Rs 24 lakh at the Mumbai international airport on Tuesday

In three separate incidents, Mumbai Customs caught three passengers trying to smuggle gold into the city on Tuesday.

Two of the individuals trying to smuggle in gold were on the same flight Air India's AI-331 from Bangkok.

In the first case, Customs arrested Vikas Kishan Grover, who had arrived from Bangkok on Air India flight, and seized three gold pieces weighing 407 grams from him. The three pieces are valued at Rs 10,46,918 and were recovered from the passenger's rectum.

In the second incident, four gold pieces weighing 508 grams was seized. The gold is valued at Rs 13,06,718 and was again recovered from rectum of one Sunil Srichand Thawani, who had arrived from Bangkok by flight AI-331.

In the final instance, Mohammad Mohsin Jamal who arrived from Riyad by Air India AI-920 was caught with 27 gold bars of 10 tolas each. The gold bars weighing 3148 grams have a market value of Rs. 80,97,537.

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