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Gold worth Rs. 49 lakh seized at Madurai airport

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Customs officials at Madurai Airport have seized nearly two kg of gold, worth Rs. 49 lakh, being smuggled into the country from Dubai in the form of gold foil concealed in suitcases on Tuesday and Wednesday. A team of officials, led by the Assistant Commissioner, M. Chandrasekaran, had detained three persons in the last two days on suspicion and found the gold hidden in the suitcases.

After Customs Commissioner V. Rajendran and Joint Commissioner Pydi Ramaprasad had stepped up vigil at the airport, the officials found two passengers from Kasargod district of Kerala moving suspiciously in the airport on arrival from Dubai on Tuesday.

When the officials searched their luggage, they found that the duo had turned gold into gold foil and pasted them on the inside body of the suitcase and hid them with linen cloth.

The officials found 1.400 kg of gold on Tuesday from the two persons.

Later, on Wednesday they found another person, also from Kerala, smuggling gold with the same modus operandi. All the three were being interrogated.



The duo had turned gold into foil and pasted them on the inside of the suitcase



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