MADURAI: (AIU) Air Intelligence Unit officers of customs department, seized gold Wires and gold Bars, weighing 800g at Madurai airport. The illegal imports valued Rs 24.48 lakh was seized from a traveller, on Monday evening who arrived from Dubai on a SpiceJet flight.
The suspect has been identified as Mohamed Haleem age about 40 from Ramanathapuram. Based on doubt, a team of customs officials stopped the passenger. They checked his handbag and found the gold wires and bars hidden in it.
Officers said that the gold bars were enclosed by insulation tape, in an attempt to cheat the scanner machines. The wires were found inside the handbag woman which he was carrying. He had concealed them inside the woman’s bag.