Customs Dept seize gold ornaments worth Rs 13.17 lakhs at Pune airport

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Pune – Sleuths from the Customs department have seized 444 grams gold ornaments worth Rs 13.17 lakhs from a man who arrived at Pune international airport from Dubai on Sunday afternoon.

The passenger Mohammed Afauque , who arrived by Air India flight IX212 from Dubai at 2.40 pm, was checked on on suspicion. “Search of his baggage resulted in seizure of 19 gold chains, 28 ear rings n 14 pendants. The total weight of the gold jewellery is 444 grams and is valued at Rs 13.17 lakhs. The gold ornaments were hidden inside jeans pockets which was kept in a trolley bag”, an officer added.