Customs officials busted gold smuggling at Mangalore International Airport

9:33 PM, Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Gold smaglingMangaluru : The officers of Customs at Mangalore International Airport have busted another modus operandi of gold smuggling and seized gold weighing 1816.550 grams totally, in two separate cases valued at Rs.48,32,023/-. here on Wednesday, Nov. 19.  

In the first case, the officers seized gold in the form of Seven numbers of Ten Tola Gold Bars, totally weighing 816.550 grams and valued at Rs.21,72,023/- concealed in innerwear from the possession of a lady passenger, named Smt. Khairun Gulam Mahamad Shekh, aged about 48 Years, wife of Shri. Ali Mohammed, residing at Masjid Chowk Main Road, AT Sutrapada, Junagadh-362275, who arrived at Mangalore International Airport on 19.11.2014 at about 0745 hrs by Air India Express flight No.IX814 from Dubai.

In a similar modus operandi on the same day, the officers seized gold in the form of a one Kilo Gold Bar, weighing 1000.000 grams and valued at Rs.26,60,000/- concealed in innerwear from the possession of another lady passenger, named Smt.Mariyomma Ottapokkil, aged about 48 Years, Methal Chalil, Manipuram PO, Kozhikode, Kerala-673572, who arrived at Mangalore International Airport on 19.11.2014 at about 0845 hrs by Jet Airways flight No.9W531 from Dubai.

Both the said lady passengers were later arrested and produced before the Judicial Magistrate.

Further investigation in both the cases is under progress.

                       

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