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Gold smuggled in innerwear seized, 2 women held at airport


Press Trust of India Chennai
Gold worth Rs 59 lakh was seized from two women, who had carried the precious metal in their innerwear, in separate incidents at the airport here, Customs authorities said Thursday

In one incident, Padmavathi (30) who arrived from Kuwait Thursday was subjected to a check following a tip-off and the search yielded two gold bars weighing 365 gms worth Rs 12 lakh, the officials said.
In the other incident reported Wednesday, Kraisorn Thamprakop (38), a Thailand national, who arrived from Bangkok, was intercepted on suspicion and was found to be carrying gold weighing 1.4 kg valued Rs 47 lakh concealed in a specially-designed innerwear.
She told the officials that the consignment was to be handed over to someone outside the airport.
Following this, the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) team took her out of the airport where she was approached by a 33-year-old man Loveleen Kashyap and he too was caught, the officials said.
During inquiry, it was was ascertained that both of them were to fly to Delhi together with the gold, they said.
In another instance Tuesday, gold weighing 700 grams worth Rs 23 lakh was recovered from a unclaimed trolley baggage found at the airport's arrival hall.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 10:00 PM IST

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