Customs officials on Saturday seized 1.175 kg of gold worth Rs 49.89 lakh from a passenger at Dabolim Airport.
Goa Customs Commissioner Mihir Ranjan informed that on Saturday, the Air Intelligence Unit of Goa Customs headed by Y B Sahare, Assistant Commissioner of Customs, seized gold weighing 1.175 kgs valued at Rs 49.89 lakhs at Dabolim Airport from the check-in baggage of an international passenger
"The passenger, an Indian passport holder and a resident of Bhatkal-Karnataka, had arrived from Sharjah by an Air Arabia flight.”
“Customs officers recovered 10 nos of gold tola bars and a gold chain which was concealed in the check-in baggage of the passenger. The gold has been seized under the provisions of the Customs Act and the passenger has been arrested.”
Ranjan said this is the third gold smuggling case booked by Goa Customs within a fortnight and Goa Customs have seized gold worth Rs 2.31 crore this year so far.