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Maharashtra: Six arrested with 12 kg gold worth Rs 5.38 crore at Mumbai airport

At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, Maharashtra, customs officials have arrested six people for smuggling gold. 12 kg of gold has been recovered from them, the value of which is being said to be Rs 5.38 crore.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, Maharashtra, customs officials have arrested six people for smuggling gold. 12 kg of gold has been recovered from them, the value of which is being said to be Rs 5.38 crore. A Sudanese national is also involved in the charge of smuggling gold.

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The officials of Mumbai Airport Customs seized 12 kg of gold worth Rs 5.38 crore from the designer belt worn by the Sudanese passenger, the official said. Some passengers created a ruckus to help him escape, but it was brought under control in time. We have detained 6 people.

The officer said that the accused did not present the above recovered gold weighing 12 kg to the authorities on the Red Channel with the intention of secretly removing the goods from the airport.

Therefore, the recovered goods were confiscated under section 110 of the Customs Act, the officer said. We have registered a case of gold smuggling in this regard.

Earlier, in another case, the Mumbai Airport Customs seized 1.3 kgs of cocaine valued at Rs 13 crore at the Mumbai International Airport. The police arrested one passenger from Ghana who was intercepted on August 28.According to the information received from the police, the accused had concealed cocaine drugs inside his stomach. The accused was taken to the hospital and 87 capsules were recovered from his stomach. The Mumbai Police registered the case against the accused and started further investigation.

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