The customs division on Sunday arrested six individuals on the Chennai Airport for making an attempt to smuggle gold and international foreign money hidden underneath their hair-wigs.
Officers say that the 2 passengers had been making an attempt to smuggle in gold from Dubai. In line with the reviews, the officers seized 5.5 kilograms of gold price Rs 2.53 crore and international foreign money price Rs 24 lakh.
The officers later shared a video of the incident the place the arrested man will be seen eradicating his wig and peeling off a packet that was glued to his partly-tonsured head.
Chennai Air Customs: 5.55 kg gold price Rs 2.53 crore & international foreign money price Rs 24 lakhs seized from pax arrivng from & departing to gulf underneath CAct & FEMA final 2 days. Gold hid in wigs,socks,innerwear,rectum & plane .Six Arrested.#IndianCustomsAtWork pic.twitter.com/w1cBmugDYi
— Chennai Customs (@ChennaiCustoms) March 21, 2021
In an official press launch, the Customs officers stated that based mostly on a tip-off, Magroob Akbarali (a 39-year-old resident of Ramanathapuram) and Zubair Hassan Rafiyutheen (a 26-year-old resident of Chennai), who arrived from Dubai had been intercepted on the exit. On examination, they had been discovered to be sporting wigs. Two gold paste packets, weighing 698 grams had been seized.
An identical incident befell on Friday the place three individuals recognized as Syed Ahamedulla, Santhosh Selvam and Abdullah had been arrested for concealing gold of their wigs. Upon discovering their hair suspicious, the officers examined the trio and located three gold paste packets weighing 2410 grams hidden underneath the wig.
Chennai Air Customs: 5.55 kg gold price Rs 2.53 crore & international foreign money price Rs 24 lakhs seized from pax arrivng from & departing to gulf underneath CAct & FEMA final 2 days. Gold hid in wigs, socks,innerwear,rectum & plane .Six Arrested.@ChennaiCustoms @cbic_india pic.twitter.com/XV1tE74kh1
— PIB in Tamil Nadu 🇮🇳 (@pibchennai) March 21, 2021
Equally, a 42-year-old man who arrived from Dubai to Chennai was searched and was discovered to hiding three bundles of gold paste.