Two French nationals caught smuggling gold worth over Rs 60 lakh

The duo had arrived in Mumbai from Dubai via Bahrain.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 30, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Customs Wednesday arrested two French nationals for smuggling gold at the international airport here.

"We have arrested a couple Mohamed Hassain and his wife Djany Mohamed and recovered 2606 grams of gold worth Rs 60.88 lakhs from them," Customs Commissioner A P S Suri told PTI.

The duo had arrived here from Dubai via Bahrain.

Customs sleuths recovered a 1 kg gold bar, five gold bars of 100 grams each, two crude gold chain, five crude gold bangles, a necklace, a gold chain and two rings from them.

"The bars were concealed in the ladies hand bag," Suri said adding that sleuths also recovered 10 cartons of cigarettes.