DRI recovers 10.175 kg of gold worth `3.09 crore at the Pune Int’l airport

ST Correspondent
Friday, 17 August 2018

The regional unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday recovered 86 gold biscuits and gold in other forms, totally weighing 10.175 kg worth Rs 3.09 crore, from the lavatory at the Pune International Airport.

Pune: The regional unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday recovered 86 gold biscuits and gold in other forms, totally weighing 10.175 kg worth Rs 3.09 crore, from the lavatory at the Pune International Airport. On the basis of a specific information, the DRI officials with the assistance of officers of Pune customs commissionerate made the recovery.

“During the rummaging of the airport after clearance of passengers of SpiceJet flight SG52 arriving from Dubai, DRI and Pune customs officers found gold biscuits concealed in mobile covers and pouches in the male lavatory of immigration hall of the airport. The smuggled gold was totally weighing 10.175 kilograms valued at Rs 3,09,34,675 and was seized by DRI, Pune under reasonable belief that the same was attempted to be smuggled in India and hence, liable for confiscation under provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. The DRI, Pune regional unit has recently been opened at Pune and the case is first major seizure of the unit,” DRI stated in a press release.

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