The Air Intelligence Unit of Customs department has foiled several bids to smuggle gold from the airport by seizing 1.9 kg of gold worth around Rs 58 lakh from air passengers in the airport during the last four days, according to Rajan Chaudhary, Commissioner of Customs, Anna International Airport.
Sleuths foiled the bid to smuggle 930 grams of gold worth 27.7 lakh by Mohammed Mohideen who had arrived from Dubai on an Emirates flight on Saturday.
He was carrying the gold in ‘XFORM’ power supply units for personal computer. Once the power supply units were unscrewed by customs department sleuths on suspicion, it was found that the gold was embedded on the circuit boards of the transformers. The passenger was arrested.
In a separate case, 350 grams of gold worth Rs 10.3 lakh was seized from Madampara Sharif, who hid the gold inside rectum. The passenger arrived from Dubai by Indigo Airlines flight on Saturday.In another two cases, 388 grams of gold worth Rs 11.5 lakh was recovered from a passenger Abdul Samad, who arrived from Dubai by Indigo Airlines flight while 209 grams of gold worth Rs 6.2 lakh was seized from passenger Parvees Abdul Azeez, who arrived from Dubai by Air India flight. In both the case, the gold was concealed in the pant pockets