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Customs foils smuggling bid in Chennai International Airport, Arrest passenger

- June 8, 2022

Chennai, June 8 (BPNS)

The Customs wing of the Chennai International Airport foiled the smuggling bid of a passenger who arrived on an Emirates flight in the early morning of Wednesday. The gold was concealed as foils and bits in four refurbished phones and it was worth Rs 30 lakhs, Customs officials told BPNS.

The passenger Mohammed Kasim of Chepauk, Chennai landed in the early hours of Wednesday from Dubai and was intercepted by the Customs officials. However on frisking him, nothing was found but customs officials on close examination of the electronic gadgets in his person found that four phones were refurbished and when it was opened, gold foils and bits of gold were found concealed in the phones.

The passenger was also found to carry Laptops, IPads, and Iphones were seized from him that were brought in without paying duty, and was charged in this also.

Mohammed Kasim was arrested under Customs Act.