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Gold smuggling

Two passengers apprehended at Chennai airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 36 lakh

The name of the accused duo is Mohamed Yasin and Sheikh Abdullah. The seized gold weighs around 909 grams which was recovered from their rectum.

Oct 19, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

DRI seizes gold worth Rs 4.20 crores in West Bengal, six arrested

DRI conducted two operations in West Bengal's Siliguri and Kolkata. On interrogation by the authority, it was discovered that the gold seized in both the operation was handed over to the passengers by Myanmarese national. In the current financial year so far, more than 90 kgs have been seized by DRI in the Eastern region.

Oct 16, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Gold worth Rs 29.03 lakh seized from passenger travelling from Doha

The traveller was nabbed by a custom officer, who recovered 840 grams of gold in paste from the accused. He had hid the gold in his underwear.

Oct 11, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

Gold worth Rs 45.44 lakh seized from Afghan national at Delhi Airport

The total worth of the traced gold is valued at Rs 45,44,620 . The gold bar was seized under Section 110 of Customs Act, 1962.

Oct 06, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

Afghan national smuggles 2 kg gold worth Rs 76 lakh in shoes, held at Delhi airport

An Afghan national was held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for allegedly smuggling two gold biscuits weighing one kg each inside the sole of his shoes. The passenger was arrested at Terminal 3 of the airport after he arrived from Afghanistan's Kabul.

Sep 12, 2019, 13:40 PM IST

Couple arrested at IGI airport for allegedly smuggling gold worth Rs 24 lakh

Assorted gold jewellery weighing approximately 700 grams was found in their possession. The total estimate of the recovered gold was Rs 24,24,218.

Aug 31, 2019, 13:05 PM IST

72-year-old man arrested at Dibrugarh airport for carrying nine gold biscuits

Zee Hindustan's Anjanil Kashyap reports that the Chamanlal Mehta had strapped the gold biscuits under his clothing, hoping that security checks would be lenient considering his age.

May 08, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

DRI seizes gold worth Rs.3.77 crores from Indo-Bangla border

The accused had hidden the gold biscuits in specially tailored waist belts.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:40 PM IST

Chinese national arrested at Delhi airport with gold worth Rs 91.88 lakhs

The arrested Chinese national had arrived in Delhi from Hong Kong via Air India flight no AI 317. 

Feb 24, 2018, 14:46 PM IST

Mumbai: AIU intercepts two Korean passengers with gold worth Rs 53 lakh

The accused have been identified as Juhyung Ahn and Young Yeo Yoo.

Nov 10, 2017, 00:40 AM IST

Black gold: India tax hike could boost illegal bullion, jewellery sales

As part of a new nationwide sales tax regime that kicked in on July 1, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on gold has jumped to 3 percent from 1.2 percent previously, with traders and buyers saying the move will likely force more transactions into the black market.


Jul 04, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Finance Ministry recommends CBI probe into 80 kg of missing gold from IGI Airport

Gold worth at least Rs 25 crore seized from smugglers has mysteriously disappeared from customs vaults at Indira Gandhi International Airport here, prompting the authorities to order a CBI probe.

Aug 28, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

Man held with gold worth Rs 10 lakh hidden in rectum at Bengaluru airport

The accused, Vijay Ashok Kumar Wadwani from Thane in Maharashtra, was hiding the 330 grams of gold biscuits in his rectum.  

May 15, 2016, 08:48 AM IST

Two French nationals caught smuggling gold worth over Rs 60 lakh

The duo had arrived in Mumbai from Dubai via Bahrain.

Dec 30, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

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.


Dec 22, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

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.

Dec 04, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

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.

Oct 22, 2015, 17:14 PM IST

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.

Oct 22, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

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.

Oct 11, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

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.

Sep 27, 2015, 14:13 PM IST