About 810 gm of 24 karat gold price over Rs 40 lakh has been seized from a person who carried it in his rectum from Dubai to Chennai. Customs officers have arrested the passenger and additional probe in on.
News company ANI reported that the gold was carried within the type of 4 bundles of gold paste weighing 948 grams. Gold weighing 810 gm and price Rs 40.35 lakh was extracted from the bundles.
Tamil Nadu: Customs officers at Chennai (*40*) intercepted a person coming from Dubai & seized 4 bundles of gold paste, weighing 948 grams, from his rectum. On extraction, 810 grams of 24k gold valued at Rs 40.35 lakhs was recovered & seized. He was arrested. Further probe is on. pic.twitter.com/aPVJaDxPoh
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2021
According to Customs guidelines, male Indian residents coming back from overseas are entitled to a duty-free allowance of bringing gold ornaments weighing as much as 20 gm and price no more than Rs 50,000. The duty-free allowance for girls is 40 gm price no more than Rs 1,00,000.
This allowance, nonetheless, applies solely to gold carried within the type of ornaments. Those who’ve stayed overseas get pleasure from some relaxations.
The seizure of gold being illegally carried from overseas, particularly from the Gulf international locations, isn’t a uncommon occasion in Chennai airport.
In December final 12 months, two males coming back from Dubai had been arrested with luggage of gold paste of their rectum. Customs officers seized 706 gm of gold price Rs 35.5 lakh that had been transported within the type of bundles of gold paste.
This January, Customs authorities in Chennai made a number of seizures over 3 days, including as much as a haul of 9 kg of the dear steel.
The officers searched 17 passengers again from Dubai and located that they had been carrying 48 bundles of gold paste of their rectums. Gold weighing 7.72 kg and price Rs 3.93 crores was recovered from the bundles. Further search led to the restoration of 12 gold reduce bits weighing 386 grams and a gold chain weighing 74 gm from the passengers’ purses.
The whole gold recovered, 8.18 kg, was price Rs 4.16 crore, in keeping with the Customs. Eight individuals, together with a lady, had been arrested on this connection.
In one other case on the similar time, a person was arrested after he was discovered to be carrying 3 bundles of gold paste inside his rectum. On extraction, gold price Rs 14 lakh was seized.
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