Air passenger, two ground staff held for gold smuggling at Chennai international Airport

Based on intelligence, the DRI officials kept a close watch on the staff and intercepted them along with the passenger.

By: PTI | Chennai | Published:October 16, 2016 11:57 am
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A passenger and two ground handling staff were caught while allegedly attempting to smuggle gold biscuits valued at Rs 35 lakhs, out of the Chennai international airport here today, an official of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said.

The passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi by a private airliner this morning, handed a bag containing gold biscuits weighing 1 kg, to Gautham and Akthar, both working for a private ground handling service, to smuggle it outside, the official said.

Based on intelligence, the DRI officials kept a close watch on the staff and intercepted them along with the passenger. The trio have been detained for questioning and the gold biscuits seized, the officials said.

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    Anand Ch
    Oct 17, 2016 at 1:50 am
    Rats are every where and that is how this game never ends.
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    Weezy
    Oct 21, 2016 at 9:01 am
    There was no one named akthar working for that airliner
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