Dubai flyer caught with almost 5 kg gold worth 1.27 crore at Mumbai airport

Dubai flyer caught with almost 5 kg gold worth 1.27 crore at Mumbai airport
42 gold biscuits worth Rs 1.27 crore that were seized by DRI

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday seized almost 5 kg gold worth over a crore from a 26-year-old man at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

The seized gold was in the form of 42 gold biscuits, weighing around 4.9 kilograms and worth approximately Rs 1.27 crore.

The flyer, identified as Kabadsha Mohammed Fawaz, had arrived from Dubai on Jet Airways flight 9w537 around 11.15 pm yesterday.

He was intercepted by DRI officials during a routine check.

Earlier this week, the DRI officials also seized 8.3 kg of gold biscuits, allegedly smuggled from Sri Lanka, and detained one person in this connection near Rameswaram on Sunday. The gold was worth Rs 2.30 crore.

According to police, the seizure was made when a three-member team of senior DRI officials from Madurai and Tuticorin, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a car and searched it on Madurai-Rameswaram highway at Nagachi, about 40 km from Rameswaram.

The accused, 31-year-old Mujibur Rahman, was the lone occupant of the car, was taken into custody. He hails from Enmanmkondan village near Uchipuli. Both the car and seized gold were taken to Tuticorin for further investigation.

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