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  • 3, including 2 foreigners, apprehended for smuggling gold

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit of Mumbai customs apprehended three persons, including two foreigners, for allegedly smuggling gold and seized around 10 kg of the yellow metal worth Rs 2.84 crore from them, officials said today.

  • Mumbai: Smugglers held with Rs 28 lakh silver-coated crude gold ornaments, cannabis

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers have arrested two smugglers on Monday night at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai,and seized a silver coated crude gold kada (bracelet), one crude gold chain and a crude gold belt buckle totally weighing 1000 grams worth Rs. 28.18 lakh from their possession.

  • Gold smugglers arrested at Mumbai Airport

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) recovered a hollow cylindrical shaped gold weighing 860 grams valued at Rs 25,37,000 from a passenger at Mumbai Airport. The arrested passenger named Muhammed Rishad Vannante Valappil holding Indian passport arrived in Mumbai from Dubai by Emirates flight. He is a resident of Kannur, Kerala and works as a salesman in one electronic shop in Dubai.

  • Mumbai: Airport officials bust smuggling bid, gold found in toothpaste tubes and jeans

    Mumbai: In a major breakthrough for the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU), officials from the AIU found flyers smuggling gold in toothpaste tubes, embroidered in fabrics and stitched into jeans pockets this past weekend. In separate cases, authorities intercepted three people, including a Dubai-based salesman, and seized gold collectively worth Rs 36.12 lakh, which was being used for smuggling.

  • Mumbai: 2 foreigners arrested for smuggling Rs 1.2 crore gold

    Mumbai: Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers of the customs department have arrested two women smugglers at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai on Saturday and have recovered an assorted 24 carat crude gold jewellery collectively weighing 4 kilogram worth Rs 1.20 crore. Both the women are foreign nationals.

  • Smuggler held with Rs 95 lakh gold at Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officers have arrested a 33-year-old gold smuggler at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) Mumbai on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Mumbai: Officials seize gold worth over Rs 1 crore at airport

    Mumbai: Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officials have seized 25 gold bars and two pieces of cylindrical gold rods worth over Rs 1 crore and arrested two Sri Lankan passengers, and intercepted one Indian at the arrival hall of Chhatrapati Shivajii International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: South African woman held with drugs worth Rs. 1.5 crore

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit have arrested one South African woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on Sunday and seized Methaqualone, a psychotropic substance, worth Rs 1.47 crore from her.

  • Customs crack 6 cases in 24 hours

    Mumbai : Mumbai Customs officials registered a total of six cases and recovered around 7 kg gold worth over Rs 2 crore in last 24 hours on Saturday and arrested three people including one Turkish national in connection with the seizure at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

  • Mumbai AIU seizes gold bars worth Rs 54 lakh

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai customs on Saturday seized 18 gold bars from a passenger arriving at Mumbai Airport.

  • Mumbai: Customs arrest passenger with gold worth Rs. 17 lakh

    Mumbai : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) intercepted one passenger who had concealed six gold bars weighing 696 grams inside the battery of a rechargeable LED Torchlight. The market value of the seized gold bars is Rs. 17.77 lakh. The incident occurred after Tuesday.

  • Mumbai: Riyadh-bound passenger caught with agarwood

    Mumbai: Officers of the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) intercepted a passenger, Mohd Dilawar Hussain Talukdar, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) on Sunday.

  • Mumbai: Air Intelligence Unit arrests passenger with Rs 28 lakh in new notes

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) arrested one passenger who had concealed Rs. 28 lakh of the new series of Rs 2000 bank notes in his jeans. The passenger, Ashraf Unichiram Veettil, was holding Indian passport and was intercepted at Mumbai airport on Thursday when he was trying to catch a Jet Airways flight for Dubai.

  • Smugglers Arrested

    Foreign currency smuggler held at Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: The customs department intercepted one foreign currency smuggler, identified as Mohammad Kunhi Poker holding an Indian passport, at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport when he was trying to leave the country for Dubai by Jet Airways on Thursday morning. The officials have recovered foreign currencies from his possession and it was equivalent to India’s Rs 14,08,432.