Customs officials seize over 4 kg of gold at Kolkata airport
olkata: Customs officials have seized 4.280 kg of gold valued at over Rs One crore from two passengers from Dubai on separate international flights at the N S C Bose International Airport here, officials said on Saturday. Both the passengers have been arrested, officials said.
Mazhar Alam, a resident of central Kolkata, was intercepted on his arrival by Emirates flight from Dubai on Friday and 3 kg of gold bar valued at Rs 76.78 lakh, concealed in an ironing machine, was recovered from him, they said.
In another case, Jaffer Sadique of Kasaragod in Kerala was intercepted on his arrival from Dubai by Emirates flight on Saturday and 1.280 kg of gold in wire form, valued at Rs 33 lakh, was recovered from his trolley bag, the officials said.