March 27, 2023

Gold weighing 810 gm and price Rs 40.35 lakh was extracted from 4 bundles.

New Delhi:

About 810 gm of 24 karat gold value over Rs 40 lakh has been seized from a person who carried it in his rectum from Dubai to Chennai. Customs officers have arrested the passenger and additional probe in on.

News company ANI reported that the gold was carried within the type of 4 bundles of gold paste weighing 948 grams. Gold weighing 810 gm and price Rs 40.35 lakh was extracted from the bundles.

According to Customs guidelines, male Indian residents getting back from overseas are entitled to a duty-free allowance of bringing gold ornaments weighing as much as 20 gm and price no more than Rs 50,000. The duty-free allowance for girls is 40 gm value no more than Rs 1,00,000.

This allowance, nonetheless, applies solely to gold carried within the type of ornaments. Those who’ve stayed overseas get pleasure from some relaxations.

The seizure of gold being illegally carried from overseas, particularly from the Gulf international locations, shouldn’t be a uncommon occasion in Chennai airport.

In December final 12 months, two males getting back from Dubai had been arrested with luggage of gold paste of their rectum. Customs officers seized 706 gm of gold value Rs 35.5 lakh that had been transported within the type of bundles of gold paste.

This (*40*), Customs authorities in Chennai made a number of seizures over 3 days, including as much as a haul of 9 kg of the valuable metallic.

The officers searched 17 passengers again from Dubai and located that they had been carrying 48 bundles of gold paste of their rectums. Gold weighing 7.72 kg and price Rs 3.93 crores was recovered from the bundles. Further search led to the restoration of 12 gold reduce bits weighing 386 grams and a gold chain weighing 74 gm from the passengers’ purses.

The complete gold recovered, 8.18 kg, was value Rs 4.16 crore, based on the Customs. Eight individuals, together with a lady, had been arrested on this connection.

In one other case on the similar time, a person was arrested after he was discovered to be carrying 3 bundles of gold paste inside his rectum. On extraction, gold value Rs 14 lakh was seized.

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