Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 94 Lakh Seized At Pune International Airport In Last One Month

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Pune, 10th September 2022: On rummaging of Spicejet flight SG-52 which arrived at Pune International Airport from Dubai in the early hours on 9th September, the Customs officers recovered a pouch containing 10 gold Biscuits (wrapped by Black colour plastic sheet) of 999.0 purity weighing 1166.40 grams, valued at Rs 61.7 lakh.

The pouch was found concealed under a passenger seat, and the gold was seized under the Customs Act, 1962. Further investigation is under progress.


This case is the latest in the series of smuggling cases detected by Custom officials at Pune International airport. Two more significant cases were detected in the past month.


In one case, a passenger was intercepted based on profiling by the Officers of the Air Intelligence Unit and a detailed search revealed that he was concealing gold in paste form weighing 650 grams (valued at Rs 30.45 lakhs) in his shoes. In another case, the Custom officers at Pune Airport seized foreign currency equivalent to about Rs 32 lakh, which a group of passengers had attempted to smuggle from Pune to Dubai.

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