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Gold valued at Rs 1.16 Cr seized from air passenger in city

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Press Trust of India Chennai
Gold bars valued at Rs 1.16 crore were seized from a 43-year old man, who arrived here from Jeddah today, Customs department officials said.

Based on intelligence, a passenger, Rafi Syed was intercepted at the international airport's arrival hall and his checked-in baggage was examined by Customs officials, which revealed the presence of 37 gold bars weighing 3.8 kilograms.

The gold bars were hidden in two plastic bags and were valued at Rs 1.16 crore, a release from the Principal Customs Commissioner's (Air Intelligence) office said.

He has been arrested, it added.

In two other separate incidents last week, gold valued totally at about Rs 15 lakh was seized from two passengers who arrived from Singapore and Dubai, the release said adding further probe was on.

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 8:20 PM IST

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