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Air India cabin crew caught smuggling over 1.4 kg gold at Kochi airport, probe underway

An Air India crew member changed into once detained in Kerala, for making an are trying to smuggle gold. Wayanad native Shafi Sharaf had 1,487 grammes of gold wrapped round his forearms. He intended to enter the inexperienced customs clearing lane, which is for travellers with out any dutiable items to command whereas hiding the gold in his shirt sleeves, as reported by ANI.

The Customs Preventive Commissionerate, nonetheless, obtained confidential knowledge that the Air India cabin crew member of the Bahrain-Kozhikode-Kochi provider changed into once carrying gold.

In step with the tip, Sharaf changed into once detained at Kochi Airport. He had wrapped the gold paste over his arms, as viewed in an image launched by ANI.

Kochi | Air India cabin crew Shafi, a local of Wayanad, changed into once arrested at Kochi Airport for smuggling 1,487 gms of gold. The cabin crew changed into once of Bahrain-Kozhikode-Kochi provider. Extra interrogation underway: Customs Preventive Commissionerate

— ANI (@ANI) March 8, 2023


The accused landed in Kochi from Bahrain at approximately 8.30 p.m., in accordance with Jagran Files. Now no longer as a lot as two hours later, at about 10.20 pm, he changed into once taken into custody to the Customs preventive wing.

Connected news includes the seizure at Chennai World Airport of gold bars valued at Rs 3.32 crore. Two passengers, one in all whom changed into once a citizen of Sri Lanka, were detained in reference to this, in accordance with the customs agency.

Acting on particular knowledge, the authorities detained two travellers who landed in Chennai from Singapore on Tuesday. They found 68 gold bars, totaling 6.8 kg, hidden in their bags.

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Chennai Customs in a tweet talked about, “In step with Intel, 2 pax who arrived from Singapore by AI-347 and 6E-52 were intercepted by Customs on 07.03.23. On search of their baggage, gold fully weighing 6.8 kg valued at ₹ 3.32 crore changed into once recovered/ seized beneath the CA,1962. Pax were arrested and further investigation is on.”

(With inputs from businesses)


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