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5.06 kg gold foil concealed in laptops, tabs seized by Chennai Air Customs; 5 arrested

The smugglers had melted the gold and made it a paper-thin layer and hid it contained within the keyboards of laptops and below smartphones.

Updated: Oct 21, 2021, 09: 46 PM IST

Gold smugglers as soon as in a whereas spend such how that it’s good to also bring gold illegally into the country that even the monitoring agencies are baffled. Smugglers tried to attain a the same trick in Chennai nonetheless they were caught.

In step with the police, the Air Customs officials posted at Chennai Airport had bought an intelligence tip about illegally bringing gold from the aircraft. Per intelligence, Air Customs officials intercepted 10 male passengers that returned from Dubai on flights  EK-544 and UL-121, on Wednesday night. On being detained and thoroughly searched, gold foils concealed in laptops, tablet computers were recovered and seized. Photography shared by the Officials depict how the smugglers hold concealed thin gold foils below the pc keyboard and below the demonstrate of tablet computers.

The smugglers had melted the gold and made it a paper-thin layer. After uprooting the keyboard within the pc, that layer became buried inner. In the same blueprint, the smugglers had hidden a layer of gold contained within the smartphones. After investigation, the officers seized the total seized devices.

As per Chennai Air Customs, a entire of 5.06 kgs of 24K Gold price Rs.2.19 crores became recovered and seized. Undeclared electronic goods price Rs.48.6 lakhs were also seized below Customs Act, 1962. 5 passengers were arrested and extra investigation is underway.

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