Gold worth Rs 20 lakh seized at Trichy Airport, 3 held

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Trichy: Customs officials gold worth Rs 20 lakh was recovered from three passengers who arrived here from Kuala Lumpur at Trichy airport by Air Asia and Malindo Air flights in the last 2 days.

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The passengers identified as Mohammed Ibrahim, (57) of Chennai and Shyed Ibramsha, (28), from Ramanathapuram who arrived at the airport.

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Officials said that they found 160-gram gold valued at Rs 4.83 lakh and 100-gram gold worth Rs 3.15 lakh hidden in their luggage. The yellow metal was seized from them.

The customs officials also seized Rs 12 lakh worth gold from a woman passenger during the night times on Thursday.

The woman identified as Girija Malar, 52, a Malaysian resident had arrived at the Trichy airport by Malindo Air. Officials said that they found 401 grams of gold ornaments hidden in innerwear.

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