Three passengers were today held by customs officials at the international airport in Mumbai for trying to smuggle in gold worth over Rs. 48 lakhs.
“We intercepted three passengers, all Indian nationals coming from Dubai, and recovered 1905 grams of gold valued at Rs. 48,22,583,” said an Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) source.
In the first case, Ubaid Nelliyadukkam was intercepted with six gold bars weighing 700 grams and valued at around Rs. 17 lakhs. The bars were concealed in three boxes containing carbon powder.
The other two passengers – Assai Usman and Mohammad Jameer – had concealed gold wires in their trolley bags.
Customs officials seized gold wires worth over Rs. 30 lakh from the duo.