One held at Chennai airport for gold paste smuggling

Chennai, Oct 5 : Customs officials have arrested one person and seized 653 gm gold paste valued at Rs 34.23 lakh from three persons who landed at the airport here from Dubai.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport, Ajmeer Khan Syed Ali, Rasikali Mohamed Musthafa, and Mansoor Ali Khan were intercepted on Sunday night on arrival here by Air India Express flight.

On questioning, the three allegedly confessed to concealing gold paste bundles in their rectums.

The Customs officials recovered the six bundles and arrested Musthafa, who was earlier booked in a case.


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