In a significant operation, the Mumbai Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) apprehended a foreign national named Sahra Mohamed Omar at Mumbai Airport for attempting to smuggle gold worth approximately Rs 1.63 crores into the country
In a significant operation, the Mumbai Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) apprehended a foreign national named Sahra Mohamed Omar at Mumbai Airport for attempting to smuggle gold worth approximately Rs 1.63 crores into the country. The arrest came after she was found concealing a substantial amount of gold within her clothing, along with wearing gold accessories on her body.
Customs officials were alerted to the illicit operation when Omar arrived at Mumbai Airport. Acting on intelligence, the officers subjected her to a thorough examination, revealing her elaborate smuggling attempt, ANI reported.
The report said that Sahra Mohamed Omar was found to be carrying an astonishing 3,464 grams of gold concealed within her clothing, which included hidden compartments ingeniously designed to evade detection. The total value of the seized gold is estimated to be approximately Rs 1.63 crores at current market rates.
Following the arrest, she was produced before the court. Subsequently, she has been remanded to 14 days of judicial custody.
Meanwhile, a 36-year-old man from Thane has been cheated of more than Rs 77 lakh by a person after being assured of good returns by getting into bitcoin trading, police said on Monday.
The Kalwa police on Sunday registered a case against the unidentified accused under Indian Penal Code section 420 (cheating), an official from Kalwa police station said
A report in PTI said that accused lured the victim between April 2 and 8 this year, asking him to indulge in bitcoin trading for good returns, the official said quoting the victim's complaint. The victim invested a total sum of Rs 77,91,090 from time-to-time, but did not got any return and also lost the invested amount, he said. The man then filed a police complaint against the unidentified fraudster, the official added.
In May, midday reported that conmen have devised a new way to entrap people by adding their cell phone numbers to business trading groups on WhatsApp and cheating them under the guise of earning huge profits through bitcoin trading. A 53-year-old housewife from Kandivli became the victim, losing more than Rs 13 lakh to the fraudsters.