Iranian woman held with gold chain at Mumbai airport

Feb 03, 2016, 10:03 IST | A Correspondent

Indian national also arrested with foreign currency worth Rs 31.82 lakh

On February 2, Mumbai customs made seized one crude gold chain weighing 548 gram valued at Rs.13,56,89 from Bibi Gol Damough, who holds an Iranian Passport.

The passenger had arrived from Tehran by Iran Air flight No. IR 810. The gold chain was worn by her, and concealed under her burkha.

Also, Air Intelligence unit (AIU) of Mumbai Airport customs, on Tuesday, arrested an Indian national with foreign currency worth Rs 31.82 lakh.

Officials explained that the passenger Shaheed Mohammed was headed to Dubai by a Spicejet flight at about 12.50 am. Officials said that Shaheed Mohammed was acting suspiciously.

It was decided to conduct a personal search and they recovered 8350 Australian dollars, 30,000 euros, 3,500 pounds and 15,300 UAE Dirhams totally worth Rs 31.82 lakhs.

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