Lucknow: Nearly 4.5kg gold seized at Lucknow airport linked to M-E cartel. The Lucknow Customs team has seized around 3.8 kg of gold biscuits valued at over Rs 2 crore at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (CCSI) from a passenger traveling from Saudi Arabia. Nearly 4.5kg gold seized at Lucknow airport linked to M-E cartel. This was the second seizure in two days and showed a clear link to the Middle East gold smuggling cartel.
“On the night of 16.09.2020-17.09.2020, Lucknow team Customs CCSI Airport seized 33 Gold Biscuits (each biscuit weighing at 116.64 grams) total weighing 3,849.12 grams and valued at Rs 2,09,77,704/ from a passenger traveling from Riyadh to Lucknow in flight no G8 6451,” a statement said.
The Gold biscuits were wrapped in sellotape and kept in a black colored pouch which was in his undergarment.
He was thoroughly checked by Customs officers on suspicion which led to the detection of the 33 Gold biscuits. The person was arrested.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Lucknow Customs at the same airport had made another seizure of gold biscuits weighing 583.2 grams and valued at Rs 31,78,440/ from a passenger traveling from Dubai to Lucknow in flight no. FZ 8325.
Those gold biscuits were wrapped in multiple layers of carbon paper and sellotape and kept in a rubber material in a cylindrical shape which was further wrapped in sellotape and kept in hand baggage. The passenger was arrested, a statement said.