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Mumbai Customs seize gold worth Rs 4 cr over three days

Updated on: 26 February,2024 11:08 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs Zone III seized over 7.57 kg gold and one iPhone between February 23-25, said the Airport Commissionerate, in a statement on Sunday

Mumbai Customs seize gold worth Rs 4 cr over three days

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Mumbai Customs seized gold valued at Rs 4.06 crore and a high end phone in nine separate cases within a span of three days, Airport Commissionerate, in a statement, reported news agency ANI.


The Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs Zone III seized over 7.57 kg gold and one iPhone between February 23-25, said the Airport Commissionerate, in a statement on Sunday.


According to the Airport Commissionerate the gold was concealed in clothes worn, on the body of the passengers and in their handbags, reported ANI.


Earlier, it said that between February 18-24, the Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs Zone-III seized over 7.64 kg Gold valued at 4.09 Cr. in seven different cases, reported ANI.

Gold was smuggled using the retail staff of a mobile company and concealed in hot plate, a bicycle, an aircraft seat, corner piping of bag, and check-in bag, reported ANI.

Meanwhile, custom officials seized over 8 kg of gold valued at approximately Rs 4 crore and five iPhones across eight different cases at Mumbai airport last week, reported news agency ANI.

According to the Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs Zone-3, gold was concealed in the frame of the check-in bag, box of crockery, clothes worn, hand bag.

Earlier, on February 18-24, Airport Commissionerate, Mumbai Customs Zone-3 seized over 7.64 kg of gold valued at 4.09 crore in seven different cases at Mumbai airport, reported ANI.

Gold was smuggled using the retail staff of a mobile company; concealed in hot plate, bicycle, aircraft seat, corner piping of bag, check-in bag, reported ANI.

Earlier, customs officials at Mumbai Airport have intercepted a significant amount of gold totalling 6.33 kilograms, valued at 3.49 crore rupees, in five separate cases involving Indian nationals.

The gold was concealed by the accused individuals, hidden within various items including their clothing, mobile chargers, purses, hair dryers, and even the corner piping of check-in bags, newswire PTI reported.

This seizure follows another notable interception by Mumbai Customs officials at Guwahati Railway Station, where 1997.96 grams of smuggled gold, comprising 12 bars and 5 coins, worth Rs 1.28 crore, were confiscated from a single individual.

The seized items were concealed inside the waistline of the trousers worn by the accused, according to the customs officials.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI)

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