Two French nationals caught smuggling gold worth over Rs 60 lakh

The duo had arrived in Mumbai from Dubai via Bahrain.

Gold imports likely to touch 1,000 tonnes this year, up 11%

Gold imports likely to touch 1,000 tonnes this year, up 11%

Buoyed by sharp fall in gold prices globally, India is likely to see a jump of 11 percent in imports of the metal to 1,000 tonnes this year.


Gold smuggling through airports rises in 3 years

Gold smuggling through airports increased in three years to 2014-15 and the government seized Rs 429.84 crore precious metal till mid-November this fiscal at different aerodromes in the country, Parliament was informed Friday.

Customs seize gold worth Rs 1.19 crore at Mumbai international airport

The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Customs Thursday detected five cases of gold smuggling at the Chatrapati Shivaji international airport here and seized 4.78 kg of gold worth Rs 1.19 crore.

International airports across India on alert to check gold smuggling

International airports across India on alert to check gold smuggling

Internationals airports across the country have been put on alert to check gold smuggling which might rise because of forthcoming festivals like Diwali and marriage season.

Majority of gold from Dubai and Singapore smuggled into India

Majority of gold from Dubai and Singapore smuggled into India

With demand for gold increasing in the country, majority of gold from Dubai and Singapore are being smuggled into India due to the price differentiation, a senior Directorate of Revenue Intelligence official said.

Rise in gold smuggling at IGI Airport; about 100 arrested

 Cases of gold smuggling have shot up at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here, with customs officials seizing yellow metal worth over Rs 76 crore and arresting about 100 people so far this fiscal.

Several steps taken by govt to check gold smuggling: Sinha

Several initiatives have been taken by the government to check gold smuggling, including regular rummaging of aircrafts and scanning of passenger baggages to detect concealment, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

'Haven't unearthed link between gold smuggling, jihadi funding'

Days after busting a huge racket allegedly involved in smuggling of gold through the international airport here, Customs Tuesday rejected reports that it has unearthed a link between the group and funding of jihadi operations.

Customs seize three kgs gold at Hyderabad Airport

Customs officials have seized three kilograms of gold from a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad.

Eight Indians nabbed in Sri Lanka for smuggling gold

Sri Lanka arrested eight Indian Nationals on Thursday for smuggling gold weighing 903 grams, media reported.

Air passenger held for smuggling gold in TN

An air passenger, who arrived here from Dubai, was today arrested for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 80 lakh.

Gold seized at Visakhapatnam airport reveals new tactic by gangs

The seizure of 63 kg gold at Visakhapatnam international airport has revealed a new strategy adopted by smuggling gangs to conceal the yellow metal in consumer electronic goods and landing at less frequented airports.

Goa customs to visit Karnataka for gold smuggling probe

Goa customs sleuths are likely to visit Bhatkal town in Karnataka after two people from the area were arrested here within the span of a week for smuggling gold from Dubai, an official here said on Thursday.

Gold worth Rs.2.15 crore seized at Goa airport

Customs officials at Dabolim international airport in Goa seized gold worth Rs.2.15 crore on Thursday.

Gold worth Rs 90 lakh seized from passenger

Gold biscuits, weighing 3.26 kg and valued at Rs 90 lakh, were today seized from a passenger from Dubai at nearby Karipur International airport, officials said.

Afghan woman among two held for gold smuggling at Delhi airport

An Afghan woman was among two persons arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold valued at about Rs 73 lakh at the international airport here.

7 kg gold biscuits seized at Hyderabad airport

Gold biscuits weighing around seven kg which were allegedly being smuggled by two women passengers were seized today at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Shamshabad here, a custom official said.

Gold import curbs may have led to rise in smuggling activity

Import restrictions on gold may have led to increase in smuggling of the precious metal in recent years, Parliament was informed Friday.

North Korea apologises to Bangladesh over gold smuggling diplomat

North Korea has apologised to Bangladesh after one of its diplomats was caught trying to smuggle 27 kilogrammes of gold into the country, officials said here today.