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    Gold smuggled from UAE seized in train near Nashik, 3 arrested

    Nashik: Gold worth over Rs 23 lakh, smuggled in from UAE and being transported in a train, was seized at Igatpuri railway station near Nashik on Saturday and three persons were arrested in this connection, an official said. The operation was jointly carried out by the Customs department and the Railway Protection Force (RPF). “Three men from Ulhasnagar, who were travelling in Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express (train no. 12860) from Nagpur, were arrested

  • Gold bars worth over Rs 1.67 crore seized from Mumbai airport, 3 arrested

    Mumbai: On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) arrested three Indian passengers from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) for allegedly trying to smuggle gold bars worth Rs 1.67 crore.

  • Two held at Mumbai airport for gold smuggling

    Mumbai: Two Indian men were apprehended at the airport here for allegedly smuggling in gold bars, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) spokesperson said.

  • Mumbai: Gold smuggling on the rise before 5% VAT steps in UAE

    Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs have heightened its intelligence network at Mumbai’s international airport as smugglers are pushing gold in the city from United States of Emirates (UAE), which is set to introduce 5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) from January 2018 as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agreement.

  • 6 held with 6.97 kg smuggled gold in Manipur

    Imphal, A combined team of customs division and Central Industrial Security Force at the Manipur’s Imphal International Airport arrested six persons with 6.97 kg of gold biscuits stuffed inside their rectums. The 35 gold biscuits valued at Rs 1.79 crore were smuggled from Myanmar and were to be taken out to Kolkata in the Imphal-Kolkata-Delhi Indigo flight.

  • 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.

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    Man arrested with gold bars worth Rs 35 lakh at Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: The officers of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) have arrested one gold smuggler from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai on Friday and recovered gold bars worth Rs. 34.37 lakh from his possession. The 41-year-old smuggler Mohammedali Kekepuram Mohammed was initially held on suspicion at CSIA after he arrived from Dubai by Emirates airlines flight number EK-508. Mohammed holds Indian passport and is the resident of Kasargod district of Kerala.

  • 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: Seven smugglers arrested with gold worth 2.30 crore, Rs 10 lakh cash

    Mumbai: The customs officials have arrested seven smugglers at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai in different cases registered in last two days. Out of these, the four smugglers had hidden the gold in microwave oven, mixer-grinder, car washing machine and vacuum cleaner.

  • Man arrested at Mumbai airport with Gold bars worth Rs 1.65 cr

    Mumbai : A passenger coming from Singapore was detained by Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai International Airport on Friday and 52 foreign marked gold bars of 116.6 gms each whose total value is Rs.1.65 crore were seized. The total weight of 52 gold bars is 6.054 kg.

  • Four arrested at Mumbai airport for smuggling gold

    Mumbai: The customs department officials today arrested four persons from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on charges of smuggling gold.

  • Import restrictions led to rise in gold smuggling: Govt

    New Delhi: Import restrictions on gold led to a rise in its smuggling and the various ways adopted to illicitly bring in the precious metal in the country include concealment in passenger’s body, aircraft, baggage and smuggling at land borders and coastal areas, Parliament was informed today.

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    Gold worth Rs. 95.76 lakh seized at Goa airport

    Panaji: Customs authorities in Goa on Friday seized gold worth Rs.95.76 lakh from an Air Asia flight and arrested four persons, including two women, while they were trying to smuggle the yellow metal from Malaysia to Goa’s Dabolim international airport, an official said.

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    8 Indians arrested at Lanka airport for smuggling gold

    Colombo: Eight Indians were today off loaded from a Chennai-bound flight and arrested by Sri Lankan customs officials at the international airport here for allegedly smuggling 1.2 kg of gold to India by hiding it in their rectums. The eight Indians were nabbed along with a Sri Lankan national while they were on board a flight to Chennai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

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    Gold worth Rs 60 lakh seized from aircraft toilet

    Mangaluru: Gold bars worth Rs 60 lakh were seized from an airraft’s toilet at the International Airport here today by the Officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Acting on a tip-off that gold of foreign origin was concealed by a passenger in the aircraft, to be retrieved later by a domestic passenger boarding at Mangaluru, DRI officers searched the flight coming from Dubai to Mangaluru, airport officials said. The 22 gold bars were found concealed in the rear toilet in two packets, approximately valued