6 kg gold worth Rs 1.16 crore seized at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport

A female passenger from Dubai to Mumbai, carrying undeclared jewellery, was arrested at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and gold worth Rs 1.16 crore was seized by the DRI.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai Zonal Unit got a specific intelligence message that a passenger of Emirates Airways from Dubai to Mumbai will arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport with undeclared gold jewellery worth more than one crore rupees.

Farida Juzar Hajuri, a resident of  Vasai Road (W), was attempting to smuggle assorted gold jewellery without declaring the same to customs authorities. An Indian passport holder, Farida, was intercepted by the DRI officers at Terminal 2 of the CSI Airport after she cleared the Green Channel.

The officers found four bubble-wrapped packets containing assorted gold jewellery, weighing 6.053 kg and worth Rs 1,16,18,854 in Farida’s possession. The gold was seized under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962, to prevent its smuggling into India.

Farida admitted she is a member of a smuggling syndicate that routinely send carriers to bring gold jewelry for monetary considerations. She was arrested under Section 104 of the Customs Act, 1962.

Further investigation is under progress.

News Source : indiatoday.intoday.in

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