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Gold worth Rs 85 lakh seized from passenger at Kochi arriving from Kuwait

ANI Monday, January 23, 2023
Gold worth Rs 85 lakh seized from passenger at Kochi arriving from Kuwait

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs department, on Sunday seized around 1978.89 grams of gold worth Rs 85 lakhs from a passenger at the Kochi airport in Kerala from a passenger coming from Kuwait.

The Customs department officials said that on the basis of profiling done by the officers of the AIU batch, one passenger was intercepted at the green channel who arrived from Kuwait in an Indigo's flight no. 6E-1758. The passenger was identified as Abdul, a native of Malappuram.

During the examination of the said passenger, two rectangular-shaped packets containing gold in compound form, weighing 1978.89 grams were recovered and seized, the customs department said.

The passenger allegedly wrapped the contraband around his legs using black adhesive tapes, they said.

Further investigations are underway in the case. (ANI)


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Mani
Monday, February 13, 2023
Ramesh go and read law first. Dont comment here without knowledge. Its not like making chapathi.

"a passenger bringing gold to India will have to pay 38.5% of customs duty on the gold.As per the rules, the weight of the gold (including ornaments) should also not exceed 1 kg per person."

https://m.timesofindia.com/business/faqs/gold-faqs/how-much-gold-is-allowed-to-bring-from-dubai-to-india-this-diwali/articleshow/#######6.cms

Indian
Monday, January 23, 2023
Its a shame for kuwait customs, without their support how he can carry this much hold to india??? If you are wearing a metal hook or buckle they will ask you to remove and this much gold didnt noticed.
Unbelievable

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