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Customs seize gold worth over Rs 62 lakhs at airport: Mumbai

Customs sleuths today detected five cases of smuggling at the international airport here and seized 2.5 kilograms of gold 
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Mumbai: Customs sleuths today detected five cases of smuggling at the international airport here and seized 2.5 kilograms of gold valued at around Rs 62.58 lakhs.

In the first case, officials of the Air Intelligence Unit stopped a passenger Mirza Yasir Hussain who arrived from Bangkok and his search led to the recovery of 812 grams of gold concealed in belt buckles and a chain of ladies purses.

“One of the chains was worn by him..All the chains were coated with paint to avoid detection”, said a customs official.

In the second case, a passenger Mohammed Ahmed had concealed five gold bars weighing 580 grams worth Rs 15 lakhs, in his rectum.

In the rest three cases, 10 bars were seized from passengers, which were concealed in stereo and LED lights.

PTI

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