Gold worth Rs 74 lakh seized at Chennai airport; 2 held
In the first incident, officials acting on a tip-off, intercepted one Shaik Chandanam Basha hailing from Andhra Pradesh who arrived to Chennai from Riyadh
Gold worth Rs 74 lakh was seized in two different cases by Customs officials at the airport here today and two persons were arrested in this connection.
In the first incident, officials acting on a tip-off, intercepted one Shaik Chandanam Basha hailing from Andhra Pradesh who arrived to Chennai from Riyadh. Examination of the 54 year-old passenger's checked-in baggage revealed that 16 units of gold bars and cut bits were concealed in the motors of shake blenders in his possession, an official release said.
In the second incident, the officials intercepted 35-year-old Fayaz Ahmed Shaik Nayab from Andhra Pradesh, who arrived from Bahrain. Initial investigations of his checked-in baggage revealed that Nayab also adopted a similar method, and concealed 16 units of gold bars and cut bits in the motors of shake blenders he carried. The gold seized in the both the incidents weighed about 2.4 kilograms and was valued at Rs 74 lakh.
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