Mumbai: Customs seize gold, iPhones and cigarettes worth over Rs 46L in three ops

According to reports, the gold was being smuggled in wrappers of chocolates after being broken into pieces.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 06:51 PM IST
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The Air Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Airport Customs in three separate cases thwarted three smuggling attempts in which the passengers were trying to smuggle iPhones, cigarettes and gold worth approximately Rs 46 lakh.

According to the customs officials, two passengers were intercepted on Tuesday while allegedly carrying 19 iPhone 14 Pro (256 GB) along with other contraband like cigars and cigarette cartons worth nearly Rs 27.89 lakh from Dubai.

"During the scanning of the baggage of a passenger from Dubai on Tuesday, we seized gold foils weighing 369.670 grams valued at Rs 18.89 lakh which were ingeniously concealed in Chocolate Toffees and in two layers of paper packing of shirts," said a customs official.

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