Tamil Nadu

Gold, foreign currency seized

The Customs officials seized gold dust, electronic goods and foreign currency from four passengers at Chennai airport on Saturday.

According to a press release, two passengers from Dubai were intercepted based on specific tip-off.

On checking their baggage, 24 glass jars containing gold dust, concealed as “sambrani granules”, and electronic goods were seized.

While the value of gold dust was estimated at ₹26 lakh, the seized electronic goods were said to be worth ₹18 lakh.

In another case, two men bound for Dubai, were intercepted by the airport intelligence officers and 220 notes of 500 Saudi Riyal were found hidden. The foreign currency was worth ₹21.34 lakh.


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