In multiple seizures during the last
few days, Officials of the Customs Air Intelligence Unit (AIU)
have seized 8,134 gms of gold worth Rs 3.82 crore at the
Anna International airport here.
An official release here said in the first incident 1,166 gms
of gold ingot valued at Rs, 54.02 lakh were seized, while
4,158 gms of gold worth Rs.1.93 crore were seized in the
In the other two incidents, 1,774 gms of gold valued at
Rs 86.27 lakh and 1,036 gms of gold worth Rs 47.99 lakh
were seized from the passengers who arrived from abroad.
Based on intelligence a male Indian passenger, who arrived
from Abu Dhabi was intercepted by the Air Custom Officers.
On examination of his person, two pouches of Gold in paste
form found concealed in his shoes was recovered, resulting
in recovery of 1,166 gms of 24 carat gold worth Rs.54.02 lakh.
They were seized under the Customs Act 1962.
The passenger was arrested
In another incident, based on intelligence, the Air Customs
officials intercepted two male passengers, Abdul Majeed
Ramees Raja and Shahul Hameed Sadam Hussain, who
arrived from Dubai.
On examination, two gold chains, 16 nos, of gold foils and
64 nos.of parts of 24K purity totally weighting 4,158 gms
and totally valued at Rs.1.93 crore was found concealed
in person and checked-in baggage were recovered and
they were seized under the Customs Act, 1962.
In another incident, based on intelligence, one male passenger,
who arrived from Dubai was intercepted by the AIU Officials.
On examination of his person, Gold in paste/compound form
was found concealed in his body. It resulted in recovery of
1,179 grams of gold ingot and three gold chains weighing
595 gms were concealed in his inner pant pocket which
was recovered and seized under Customs Act, 1962.
Totally 1,774 gms of gold worth Rs 86.27 lakh was seized.
In the other incident, the AIU officails intercepted two male
passengers, Ibrahimsha Yasar Arafath and Siddeek Batcha
Shahul Hameed Badhusha, who arrived from Dubai via
On examination, one gold ingot, two gold chains and 327
gold rings of 24k purity totally weighing 1,036 grams and
valued at Rs 47.99 lakh concealed on their person and
check-in baggage was recovered, and seized under the
Customs Act, 1962.
In all a total of 8,134 gms gold worth Rs 3.82 crore was,
seized at airport.
Further investigation is under progress in all the seizures.