Mumbai Customs arrests French couple for gold smuggling at international airport

Published: Dec 30, 2015, 23:10 IST | A Correspondent

The Air Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Customs on Wednesday apprehended a French couple at the Mumbai international airport and recovered 2.6 kg of gold valued at around Rs 60.88 lakhs, from them

The Air Intelligence Unit of Mumbai Customs on Wednesday apprehended a French couple at the Mumbai international airport and recovered 2.6 kg of gold valued at around Rs 60.88 lakhs, from them.

On the basis of profiling, the cops intercepted Mohamed Hassain and his wife Djany Mohamed Safraby, both of whom have who has a French passports. The couple had arrived in Mumbai from Dubai via Bahrain by Gulf Air flight GF-56. The AIU recovered one gold bar of 1kg, five gold bars of 100gms each, two crude gold chain weighing 700gms, 5 crude gold bangles weighing 300 gms, one necklace 94gms and gold chain and two rings 12gms.

The gold bar was concealed in the woman's hand bag. In addition, the cops seized 10 cartons of Marlboro cigarettes valued at Rs 11, 424.

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